Hi everyone! Elaineabella here with the latest Marker Geek Monday installment. This week I’ve been playing with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens again, which I know will make at least a few of you very happy. 😉
A Quick Note:
Before we get started, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who left supportive comments here and in the Stamping Bella Sistahood Facebook group last week. Your support and encouragement are hugely appreciated! Thankfully things have improved over the past week, so I’m getting back to what passes for normal around here.
Rudolph the Skating Reindeer Card:
Stamp: Stamping Bella Rudolph the Skating Reindeer (incl. sentiment)
Dies: Rudolph the Skating Reindeer Cut It Out Die set
(save 15% by buying the Rudolph the Skating Reindeer Stamp & Die Bundle)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black, Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper
Distress Inks and shimmer spray for background.
Colouring Rudolph using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens:
I filmed the colouring process, as I know a number of readers have been hoping for more tips on using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.
You can watch the video below or in HD over on YouTube.
All the details of colours used are provided in the video as annotations.
How I Colour using Zig Clean Color Pens:
As you will see in the video above, my preferred method for colouring with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens is to lay down some of the darkest shade, and then blend it out using lighter shades. Sometimes I use just two shades of colour, sometimes I use three working from darkest to lightest.
I find that if I try to colour as I would when using Copic markers, I run into problems. When I let go and don’t try to achieve the same level of detail, it works much better!
I stamped and coloured this image on hot pressed watercolour paper. This works quite nicely when blending these pens without using water, and would work beautifully when using water too.
Other Rudolph Colouring Information:
If you are a Copic fan, I recently posted some colour combos for cute reindeer over on my own blog: Copic Colour Combos for Reindeer & Earth Tones.
If you are a coloured pencil fan, I also recently posted some coloured pencil combos in a previous Marker Geek Monday post: Coloured Pencil Combos for Reindeer.
More Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Posts:
I have another blog post today, over on my own blog, showing how I coloured the largest pumpkin from Stamping Bella Set of Pumpkins using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Click through to check it out: Colouring Pumpkins using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.
NOTE: the video in this post includes a quick look at the Cut It Out dies and how easy they are to use with the coordinating stamps.
The post on my blog also includes a fun little card design featuring the coloured pumpkin image and the sentiment from Tiny Townie Patricia Loves Pumpkins.
I also have some earlier posts featuring the Zig Clean Color pens:
- Colouring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens feat. Stamping Bella
- Marker Geek Monday Colouring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Over To You!
If you try out the techniques shown in any of the posts with your Stamping Bella stamps, be sure to share! We would love to see the results and hear how you feel about them. Show off your creations in the comments below and even better, share your own favourite tips with us. Let’s talk colour!
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Until next time, HAPPY COLOURING!