We have just spent a week away in our caravan visiting family before we head overseas.
I always get a little restless if I don't do something creative every week and so I stamped up some images onto some water colour paper and took my markers along for the ride.
This would have to be the quickest and easiest way to do water colour, all you need is markers that are water soluble like Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Stampin Up Stampin Write Markers or Tombow Markers and an aqua brush (these are brushes that hold water and have fine nylon bristle tips) or you can use a normal paint brush and water if you forget to bring your aqua brush lol.
I applied the colour direct to dry paper from the brush and as you can see in the right hand corner of the photo how I did this mainly was to scribble the marker onto the plastic pallet add some water to dilute the colour (it would be too strong taking the colour straight from the pallet to the paper) and then loading my brush.
I built the the colour up fairly quickly so that the previous layer of colour hadn't dried out as this can cause a bloom effect, nice if you want it but not so nice if you don't. This is for the same colour, once you are ready to move onto the next colour you need to make sure the previously coloured area is completely dry before you do this or you will end up with bleeding (another nice effect when you want it but not so attractive if you don't) Hence the reason for the three images, I moved from image to image while I waited for areas to dry.
To achieve the darker colours on the images I moistened my brush with clean water and touched the brush directly to the marker tip lifting off the colour which was much more intense and doesn't harm the marker.
...... and as they say "That's all folks" hope you enjoyed your read and don't forget the VSN challenge "Here Comes the Sun" over on SCS on the 18th and 19th March, link below.
Here Comes the Sun
For further information or to see other cards I have made why not pop over to my gallery at Split Coast Stampers