Cactus Cards – Zig Clean Color on Woodgrain Paper

Cactus Cards – Zig Clean Color on Woodgrain Paper

Cactus Cards – Stuck on You

I bought this cactus set and tried a bunch of different things, but couldn’t find anything “teachable” right away. I like to actually have something new to show you, not just a stamp set. Then….I saw my woodgrain paper on the shelf staring at me. And decided to see if it can handle a bit of water. (I tried it with Copics HERE.) And this made me happy! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Honey Bee’s Swimming By – with Zig Clean Color Pen Tips

Honey Bee’s Swimming By – with Zig Clean Color Pen Tips

Swimming by:Blending Tips with Zig Clean Color Pens

I haven’t gotten out my Clean Color markers in a while, so I though tit was about time! In the video I’ll give you a few tips on getting them to blend on watercolor paper – and balancing color across the image too. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

She looks so happy, doesn’t she? 

Moremaids? Yes!

(Didja see what I did there? A moremaid pun!) (groan!) Just look at them all! Mermaid lovers, go wild! lol.

 

Supplies

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Caffeine. First. (Zig Clean Color Pens)

Caffeine. First. (Zig Clean Color Pens)

 

Caffeine. First. (Zig Clean Color Pens)

Today’s Zig Clean Color video has a variety of tips in it – skintones  (and other colors that just don’t seem to blend); making a cup look dimensional; layering hair; and adding the shadow on the ground with a brush. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The design is a little kittywompus – because coffee makes folks a little jittery anyhow, right? Lol!

Supplies

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Free Template: ZIG Clean Color labels

Free Template: ZIG Clean Color labels

Print on 3M 3700-R labels, or Avery 5195, or the equivalent at your office supply store. Be sure to test it first, and you may need to adjust borders on your printer.

Digital files are to be printed on your printer at home. You’ll be sent a link to download a ZIP file; double-click it to expand it into its elements. You may need to place the jpg or png into another program to use it at cardmaking size – MS Word or something else you have. Please see this tutorial about using digital images.

 

Zig Clean Color Marker Background

Zig Clean Color Marker Background

 

Clean Color Marker vs Distress Ink Background

I went through Jenn’s Pinterest (easier than looking through a blog and scrolling page after page) – and I saw her fishy card HERE. I had been looking for the perfect opportunity to use my new Lawn Fawn fishies – and this was it! I decided to see what happened when working larger than an image, coloring an entire background on this paper. And I compared it to Distress Markers too, so I hope that helps those who haven’t liked the “texture” they get with the Zig pens – this shows a good side-by-side. Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Same thing, Distress markers & inks

The Distress Marker version was an interesting test – when I started it in the video, I had NO idea what was coming. Had I left it with just the marker, I might have gotten it to work if I kept scrubbing at it with the brush. But once I swiped on a little ink from a pad – bam! I loved it.Sandy Allnock Distress background card

And the side by side – I think I like parts of both. The Zig color is really fun and intense, and I like some of that drybrush look. The transparency on the Texture Paste is fab! But after adding the fish, I think I have to love the Distress version better, since the colors are more muted….it’s a little less of a bombardment of the eye that the Zig version finished out to be.

Clean Color Vs Distress Comparison

But I think both work GREAT in different ways – now it’s a matter of figuring out when to use which one! I promised you the colors for the fishies…here you go!

colors

And don’t forget to go see Jenn and enter to win, just look at all the sponsors! And if you want to see more of this month’s party, just check out #creativechickblogiversary

blogiversary-sponsors

 

Winner!

My apologies for not getting the winner listed in the post yesterday – eeep! Travel really did a number on me, I can’t even remember what day it is anymore! But at least I know I’m home, so I can remember what state I’m in now. LOL. Anyway – the winner of the Inktense Pencils is Mendi….email me your address and I’ll get them packed up to send out!

winner

Supplies

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