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Friday, 15 October 2010


Hello everyone, firstly we would like to say a huge “Thank you” for your patience, what was meant to be a few weeks off turned into a few months with me to blame :( or should I say my head, ears, teeth, ok everything above the neck!

Anyway enough of that, we have the little matter of the winner of the proMarker set to do first, but being as we have been away so long how about we don’t just give one kit away, how about we give 3 sets away woohoooooo, so here goes the lucky winners are

***** SUZANNE *****

***** NAT *****

***** CLAIRE *****

Congratulations ladies, if you could email us your address to If the prizes are not claimed this week we will be drawing again for next weeks workshop

Now we have a fab tutorial for aquamarkers from Tracy, we will be having quite a few tutorials using aquamarkers as they have some fab new colours. We are allowing them to be used on the challenges too so this will be a great way for us to all get some tips


I stamped the image using Jet black Stazon ink onto DALER ROWNEY HOT PRESS LANGTON WATERCOLOUR PAPER. I use an acrylic block to mix my colours on, and just scribble a bit of the colour/colours on it, add a little water, mix and pick up the colour with a water brush.

For the skin tone i mixed Straw Yellow and Flame Red, and made a really weak solution by adding lots of water, and painted all the skin areas in this very pale colour.
I then added more of the two colours to my block to make the colour darker and added that to the image in the areas i wanted to darken. I also added a bit of watered down Rose Carmine to her cheeks, and blended it all with a damp brush.
I cleaned off my block and added a good quantity of Aquamarine, mixed it with water and gave her gown a wash of this pale colour.
I then touched in the darker areas using the Aquamarine marker straight to the image, you can see where i have done this on the inside of her sleeve. I then blended with a slightly damp water brush.
Next i moved onto her hair.
I mixed some Sepia and water on my block, and gave her hair a light colour wash. I then applied Sepia straight to the image in areas i wanted darker, and blended with a slightly damp brush.
I just follow this same method on all areas, first adding a light color wash then adding some of the colour straight to image and blending.
For the leaves i used Fern Green and Rose Carmine for the berries.
Straw Yellow on the candle and a touch of Flame Red (on the flame).
(This is when i noticed i'd missed the bit of hair over her shoulder).
Lamp Black on the bells.
Here's the finished image, which appeared on my card for challenge #65 here.
I hope this has given you an insight into how i use these gorgeous and very addictive markers.
Hugs Tracy x


How fab was that, are you pleased we are back :)

Next week we have a fab tutorial from Andie again using aquamarkers but don’t get upset the ProMarker tutorials will be back again soon

See you all next week

Hugs Gina, Denise and the Design Team xxx


  1. Yay your back! Fab tutorial too. x

  2. Wow, this really cheered me up! I saw a video tutorial at YouTube earlier that only made me frustrated as it didn't work at all and in addition to giving a bad result left my Aquas with fibres after colouring directly on the paper, so i considered to throw them all away. But this gave a beautiful result and the technique made more sense to me, so now I want to keep them again :-) Thank you for sharing!!

    Hugs, Anne

  3. Wonderful tutourial! Just what I need to try to get along with those aquas. Wonderful colouring!

  4. Lovely tutorial. When will the PDF link be available please?

  5. So glad to see you back. Thanks for the tutorial - I've missed them. Jaqui x

  6. Wow! what a fab tutorial, I've got some aqua markers but haven't used them yet. This has spurred me on. So nice to have you back.
    Suzi x

  7. fab tut Tracy, and nice to see the tuts back again
    congrats on Letraset tweeting about you too

  8. Welcome back - good to see you again! A fab tutorial for using Aquamarkers - I have been wondering for a while whether to buy a set of these - vveeeerry tempting!! The image looks gorgeous.
    Love, Andrea xx

  9. Perfect timing...I've just started to collect the aqua markers.

    Toni :o)

  10. Great tutorial and yes....glad you are back!

  11. Brilliant! Thank you so much for sharingxxxxxxx

  12. A double whammy, the tutorials are back and I won one of the prizes! The only trouble is that after seeing this tutorial I now fancy trying out the Aqua Markers, it's a good job Christmas is coming!!

  13. What a great tutorial but you are naughty, I haven't got all the PMs yet but now want to try the AMs!!!

  14. Welcome back with a fab tutorial. Thanks.

  15. great tutorial...thanks the hair is absolutely brill..x

    so glad the tutorials are back..x