Today’s post is a combination of requests! From one student, a challenge to color a “Hawaiian shirt” pattern. Another from a few new crafters who have gotten a lot from my “Getting Started” series with each medium, and asked for this one! Note that this does NOT cover stamped watercolor – as in Art Impressions style. That’s a whole other ball of wax!
In this video, which runs a little long….I’ll show you a few ideas to “test” your marker sets. See how they blend, how they lift, which techniques will work…so you’ll know what to expect. Knowing of course that any water-based marker will perform a little differently as it dries out, which these markers do like to do after a while!
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Do you think I achieved the “Hawaiian shirt challenge” look? I saw an ad on Facebook that inspired me – it was a simple 2 color umbrella from above, with the sand and water only, and I thought that might be just the ticket to do this challenge without working TOO hard at it….also I don’t have stamps tiny enough to put on a stamped person. So this was a nice solution I think!
The umbrellas are popped up in the center, and lay flat around the edges – just like a real umbrella shape. Check out that sand!
My Water based marker conversion chart may or may not be helpful, depending on what brands you have – but these are the four I had at the time I created it. I gave away my Marvy pens to a nearby school as they weren’t getting used much.
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