Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens Review0
Hello again. I am fully recovered from a really nasty bout of flu and back to my crafting self! While I was feeling sorry for myself and to cheer myself up, I ordered some Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens which I have been wanting for ages. The ink in them is water based and not alcohol based like Copics so that you can use water & a brush to blend them, although they blend really nicely without water. I have spent the weekend experimenting and learning how they work and this is the card I came up with.
I used 2 markers on the bear & grass without using water to blend them and everywhere else I used water to blend the colours out. I have used some Glossy Accents on his nose and heart and some Wink of Stella on the envelope. I have to admit that this card started out differently to the finished one. I originally watercoloured straight onto a piece of card that was 4.25" x 5.5" but when I hurridly stamped the sentiment below the bear, a few of the letters didn't stamp properly. I have also recently purchased a MISTI stamping tool which enables you to accurately stamp images and re-stamp them again in exactly the same place should you need to and is one of the tools I couldn't now do without....did I use it to stamp the sentiment - NO! Lesson learned. So I had to die cut the bear out of the larger piece of card avoiding the messed up sentiment!
I mounted the bear onto a circle of Black card which was then mounted onto some White Super Smooth card cut out using a scalloped rectangle die and then this was mounted onto a White Linen card base. I also added some little white dots to his tummy for contrast.
I have to say that I have really enjoyed using these new markers - yes there is a learning curve but they are so versatile and I can see me using them a lot in the future.
I have listed below the products used to make this card:-
Stamp - Harry the Stuffie gets Happy Mail by Stampingbella
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers
Misti Stamping Tool
Sentiment - Happy Birthday by Clearly Besotted
Scalloped Rectangle - Sunshine Layers by WPlus 9