Watercoloring with Arteza Real Brush Pens + video

Hello Friends…

I’m watercoloring today! I got my new Arteza Real Brush Pens out and colored this beautiful new stamp set from Unity Stamp Company and paired it with the perfect saying from one of the monthly sentiment kits. I’m excited to share this project on the Unity Stamp Company blog as well.

Featured Stamp Kit

Blissfull birthday

Blossoming Thoughts & Wishes

Assemble This! Video

I’ve created a quick video tutorial on how this card was made. You can watch it below or on Youtube.

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The Project

The Details

How amazing is this beautiful image? I just love how there are flowers and butterflies on this beautiful cake. It would be so perfect for a birthday or even a wedding card.

The image is so easy to color and today I’m using my Arteza Real Brush Pens. I have been playing around with these pens and feel like I’m getting the hang of how they move on watercolor paper. A couple quick tips, I prefer to use watercolor paper and real paint brushes. I have trouble using the Arteza pens with bristol papers (the ink doesn’t move as easily) and an aqua brush just doesn’t hold enough water or move the inks as well as a real brush. You also want to work quickly with these pens. Once you lay down the color, you need to add water before it has time to dry and set. Once it sets, it will not reactivate with water and move. That can be a plus if you are wanting to layer a level over the previous or not if you want it to blend. It just takes some practice to know how these pens react.

If you are interested in the Arteza pens, be sure to watch for them on Amazon lightning deals. You can often get a 48 pack for around $27 or even less. It is a great way to try out a new medium without breaking the bank.

The Steps

Here are the steps to recreate this card:

  1. Stamp image in waterproof ink onto watercolor paper. Color with a watercolor medium (like Arteza Real Brush Pens).
  2. Die cut image once completely dry.
  3. Glue pieces of a paper doily to the back of the panel and add a couple of strips of matching washi tape to the bottom corner of the card.
  4. Stamp sentiment on a strip of watercolor paper, notch the end into a banner and attach to the stamped panel with a tiny staple.
  5. Stamp a background stamp (like the type background) around the edge of the kraft paper. Place stamped image over the center to see where you might need to add extra images.
  6. Pop up the stamped and decorated panel with foam adhesive onto the front of the card.

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you are inspired by today’s project. If you create something, I’d love to see. Join us in the Unity Show & Tell Facebook group to share your card and tag me.

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