I can not believe a week has passed since I last posted, where does the time go!!
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Hi, it's Sue here and I've put together a tutorial to show you how to get started with Aquamarkers. As Aquamarkers are waterbased you need to use Stazon ink as this won't bleed or run when water is used and it dries really quickly. I've used Jet Black, but you could use any colour you like.
The paper that I've used is a Hot Pressed Watercolour paper which is great as it doesn't warp when water is used. I always have a sheet of kitchen roll next to me so that I can use it to dab off excess water from my paint brush. If you have a waterbrush, that's fine to use too, I just prefer an ordinary paint brush. The stamp I've used is a fab one by Whipper Snapper. First of all I scribble some ink onto an acrylic block and with a damp paintbrush, pick up some of the ink and do a first layer making the colour very pale.
The colour builds up quite slowly so sometimes it takes several layers of ink to get to the desired strength of colour. The beauty with Aquamarkers is that the colour blends so easily with a damp paint brush and you can get just about any shade you like.
For the neck trim of the gown I've used Sunburst Yellow and again I painted a pale coat first then I took the pen direct to the paper to add some depth to the colour, all the while blending with my damp paint brush.
The last colour I used is my favourite and that's Sangria. It's such a deliciously rich colour, and I've used it for the tie around the scroll. It's also possible to use digi images with Aquamarkers by heat setting the image. Just use your heat gun to waft over the printed image for a few seconds. You do need to be more careful with the amount of water you use as the watercolour paper I've used here wouldn't go through my printer and the card wouldn't be as resistant to warping as it's not as absorbent. I hope you've found this useful ! Sue x
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Have a great weekend
Hugs Gina, Denise and the Design Team