Hello, it’s Gaylynn here with another installment of my Watercolor Wednesday series. I am sharing one way to extend the life of distress markers for watercolor.
Along with watercoloring a sweet baby card, I will be sharing a way to refresh the color from distress markers for use with watercolor. This will hopefully extend the life of your distress markers. My markers were not completely dry, but they did not blend easily any longer. This process works for me and so I am sharing for you.
Sentiment: It is the smallest things that take up the most room in your heart.
Unity Stamp Co. product used:
Room In My Heart by Phyllis Harris
I made a quick video tutorial for this. It includes instructions along the way throughout the video. However, the written process follows below.
Refreshing Distress Marker Color ~ Watercolor Card
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
This will show how to watercolor with distress markers when they get too dry to blend easily.
My test strips do not blend well. My markers are not as juicy as they once were.
For markers which are not completely dry, I applied color to a craft mat. Then I mixed with water, providing nice watercolor to work with.
I watercolored the stamping and a separate watercolor panel used for punched hearts.
I intentionally diluted the color to make lighter shades. With less water, the color is bolder.
I hope this gives you a way to extend the life of your distress markers for watercolor.
Here is another look.
To view my other watercolor projects on the Unity blog, see Watercolor Wednesday.
Catch me next Wednesday with a new project for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday. Thanks so much for visiting.
Thanks so much for visiting.