Monday, July 31, 2017

zigs clean color and bristol smooth

I'm a believer!

You may remember this post where I grieved about watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Brush pens. My results always seemed so heavy handed. I know many of you scribble the Zigs onto an acrylic block and pick the color up to paint with. But I wanted to make the pen to paper thing work, ya know? Eliminate a step.

This Bristol paper is the answer. Its smooth nature makes moving and blending the color with a water brush pretty darn easy.

Here's my first example. I couldn't resist pulling out the pink and yellow to color this STAMPlorations In Bloom Plumeria when I googled and found this photo.

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Added a light and sweet sentiment from Avery Elle Oh Happy Day and voila!

Tomorrow I'll share my second card from this crafting session. Have a good day!


  1. Beautiful Maria! I always do the scribble on acrylic block thing. Should try this Bristol paper. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow ... so striking, Maria ... and beautiful, the blending of the watercolour is wonderful! Been musing on Bristol paper too ... thanks for the rousing recommendation! Hugs, Anita :)

  3. Maria, this is GORGEOUS! I'm glad that you found the right paper and that you shared that information with us! I have ZIGS I need to learn how to use, also! Hugs!!

  4. Great tip for all of us, Maria! You certainly did a brilliant plumeria painting!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Fab result! I need to try out Bristol board.


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