Layered Watercoloring with Zig Markers + New Hero Arts

Hello creative friends! Have you seen the newest collection of Hero Arts stamps and dies that have been released? I am really excited about a particular stamp; Antique Rose. I saw this at Creativation and fell in love with the illustration. As soon as I got this in my recent Simon Says Stamp order, I couldn’t wait to start creating with it right away!

Layered Watercoloring with Zig Markers + New Hero Arts
Layered Watercoloring with Zig Markers + New Hero Arts

My cards today feature a layered, Zig Real Brush Marker coloring technique, which brings additionl depth and dimension to these already detailed florals. In the video above, I share the step-by-step process that I took to create this coloring effect.

Layered Watercoloring with Zig Markers + New Hero Arts
Layered Watercoloring with Zig Markers + New Hero Arts

After coloring the flowers and cutting them out, I adhered them to cardbases that have some script subtly stamped on, using 49 & Market’s 1787 set. The handwriting from this stamp is actually from a real letter, written in French!

Layered Watercoloring with Zig Markers + New Hero Arts

Each card also features some gold or silver paint splatters, a Double Stitch Scalloped die cut frame from Memory Box, and greetings from the Antique Rose set. There are even a few Moonshine confetti sequins sprinkled in between the blooms.

Layered Watercoloring with Zig Markers + New Hero Arts

I’m really thrilled with how these cards came together, and I hope they’ve inspired you! I’m always so happy to see you stop by and spend a bit of your day with me; I hope I will see you again very soon, as I will be back with more inspiration for you!

supplies used

Hero Arts FLORALS ROSE STEM Clear…
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Hero Arts Florals Clear Stamp ROSE CM260
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Hero Arts Frame Cuts Die Florals ROSE…
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp ANTIQUE ROSE…
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49 and Market 1787 Clear Stamp Set…
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Memory Box DOUBLE STITCH SCALLOPED…
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Simon Says Stamp MOONSHINE CONFETTI…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker TEA…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker MAY…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Tombow GALAXY Dual Brush Pens 10 Pack…
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DoCrafts BRIGHTS DUAL TIP WATERCOLOUR…
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DoCrafts NEUTRALS DUAL TIP…
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Finetec MICA WATERCOLOR PEARLESCENT…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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5 Comments

  1. Tami June 1, 2018 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards! I love that you used both zig and docrafts markers. I’ve been wandering how the docrafts markers perform and if they would do well with the zigs. Thanks so much for the video, I picked up a lot of watercoloring tips, great video!

  2. MaggieB1983 May 8, 2018 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Love this new HA release and your watercoloring technique has added such life-like dimension to your floral images Nina. Absolutely lovely. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a wonderful week. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

  3. Joy Moss May 8, 2018 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Hi Nina!
    Love your videos. Your watercolor work is wonderful and I love the cards you made with this stamp set.

  4. Teresa Doyle May 7, 2018 at 11:08 am - Reply

    WOW, these are so beautiful Nina, I am speechless!

  5. Pooja May 7, 2018 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Beautiful cards!

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