Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Gina K Designs Tutorial: 5-Minute Watercoloring with Spectrum Aquas

One of my favorite products on the market right now are the Spectrum Aqua Markers by Spectrum Noir.  What I love about them is that it is super simple to achieve a great watercolored look and very forgiving when you want to make a change.

For my tutorial today, I am using one of the new Gina K Designs set called Elegant Florals 2 along with three Spectrum Aqua Markers from the Essentials (Moss & Olive) and Primary (Aquamarine) sets.    Check out my step-by-step instructions for making this quick 5-minute card!

Step 1: Select a die shape to fit the shape of the image and trim watercolor paper.

Step 2: Stamp the selected image in white pigment ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Step 3: Select Spectrum Aqua colors and scribble some color from the marker to a palette.   I selected Moss & Olive from the Essentials Marker Set.  I also gathered my water brush and a paper towel.  You can use a regular brush with some water ~ either works well.  It's nice to have a paper towel on hand to dab off excess water or color from your brush.

Step 4: Starting with the lightest color (Olive) apply to the leaves of the image.

Step 5: Next add the darker green (Moss) to areas of each leaf and add some Aquamarine to the background so the image pops.  Keep adding color if it is too light or add water if you feel like the blue is too dark.

And here is the very quick watercolored image!  YES ~ it really is that simple.

See you soon with another fun Spectrum Noir Tutorial!

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