Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Class-y Tuesday - Water Colored Spring Flowers with Distress Markers

On my walks in the beautiful wetlands near my home, I can finally see gorgeous blossoming trees everywhere. The California drought is over and Spring is in the air.  Time to get out my embarrassingly vast array of flower stamps and make some pretty cards to match my mood.

I made these cards in a class taught by talented designer and teacher, Susan Porter. I had forgotten how fun and easy this distress marker water color technique is.  

These cards were all colored using Tim Holtz distress markers blended with a water brush on water color paper.  With a little practice, it's a fairly simple blending technique that gives amazing results. Here's a You Tube video that shows how it's done.  This technique works great with any water based markers like Tombow and Marvy, but I prefer distress markers  because they blend so easily.  If you haven't tried this technique, give it a try.  I think you'll love it!

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and be fabulous.


  1. Your array of cards are so beautiful. I like how they are stamped in black and have the pop of colours in 3-D

    1. Thanks, Beth. This was a fun class. I can't wait to use some of my other stamps this way.

  2. Beautiful Cards!!! Love the black and gold combination. You rock the water color ink. Thanks for sharing