Wednesday, April 18, 2018

GUEST ARTIST FEATURE: Tombow Watercolor Markers w/Kathy Racoosin

Hello! Today we are welcoming another special Guest Artist - the talented Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker.


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Kathy is an amazing colorist. She is always full of tips and tricks for getting the most out of images and supplies and adding details to really make them "your own". Today, she is sharing a card with us featuring the Modern Calla Lilies set watercolored with Tombow Markers and Distress Ink.

To create this card, she started by stamping the images with the MISTI stamp positioner in Scattered Straw Distress Ink onto Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper. The edges of the stamp were colored with one or two markers then stamped again. Kathy chose to die cut, stamp and then watercolor. However, if you find it easier, you can stamp, watercolor and then die cut. It's all personal preference.

After stamping, she scribbled a little marker onto a palette (you could also use a craft mat or an acrylic block) and picked up the color with a wet paint brush to apply to the images. The stamped color will reactivate and mix with the colors you are applying to create some beautiful variations and blends of color. This is a great trick for quickly and easily adding interest without have to "think" about it or fuss over it.

The background was stamped with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and a line of color down was drawn down the center with a green marker. The rest was painted with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Super easy and relaxing.

A layer of vellum was glued on top to soften the background and ready for the bouquet. To finish it off, she custom colored a bit of twine with a Copic Marker and tied it around one of the Calla Lilies. Another great tip!

A great big "Thank You" to Kathy for joining us today! And as always, thank you, for stopping by!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the featured Wplus9 supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase.

Modern Calla Lilies
Modern Calla Lilies
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WP9
Modern Calla Lilies Die
Modern Calla Lilies Die
Shop at:
WP9

12 comments:

  1. absolutely beautiful!!! i could watch you color all day...... it's so relaxing

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    1. Thank YOU Debbie you made my day. :)

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  2. Beautiful! Love the softness. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are so sweet Sharon thank YOU :)

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  3. Kathy's work is so wonderful. She really makes these lollies look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing her with us.

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    1. Awwww Mrsfish I am glowing. Thank YOU so much :)

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    1. Thanks TLady!! You are so sweet :)

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  5. Kathy you've colored these Callas so beautifully!
    =]

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    1. Thank you so much !! It was hard to stop ... if there were more hours to craft in the day. :)

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  6. Absolutely beautiful. I loved it so much that I ended up buying the stamps and die sets.

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    1. Yay!!! I am so excited for you and I know you will love them. The stamps come to life when you ink them up. Thanks for making my day :)

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