I started out coloring the covered bridges with Sharpies, but didn't like the look, so I switched to Stampin' Write Markers. They turned out ok, but I would like to figure out how to get a watercolor effect using Sharpies so I don't have to spray them. Any ideas?
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2005 GMT Views: 1360
Registered: July 30, 2004 Location: Ridgeville SC Posts: 101
Tue, Jan 04, 2005 @ 2:12 PM
Beauriful!!!!! What do you spray them with?
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Registered: May 27, 2004 Location: Oklahoma Posts: 45
Tue, Jan 04, 2005 @ 2:58 PM
These tiles look beautiful. When I color on the tumbled marble tiles I use the Stampin' Pastels (chalks) and a semi-dry blender pen. If you use a juicy blender pen it just moves the color around and doesn't "stick". You can also use q-tips but blender pens will obviously stay in the lines better. Before using your spray sealer, use a spray fixitive (found in the art supplies dept at your craft stores). Let dry for about 10 minutes then spray with the acrylic sealer. I use two light coats of the sealer rather than one heavy one. Hope this works for you! The color of the chalks will intensify after they have been sprayed.
Registered: January 12, 2004 Location: Under the Hackberry Tree, Deep In The Heart Of Texas Posts: 324
Tue, Jan 04, 2005 @ 3:35 PM
I made some tiles using Sharpies with small stipple and watercolor brushes that were dipped in water. The colors were softer like watercolor and I was able to blend them so that there were no harsh edges. They turned out great and I didn't have to seal them! Obviously I did not use my good Stampin'Up! brushes for this. I bought a cheapie multi-pack of brushes from Hobby Lobby. I have also done them using the Stazon color reinkers. The colors are more vibrant with the reinkers than with the markers.
Registered: May 5, 2004 Location: Spokane, WA Posts: 8281
Tue, Jan 04, 2005 @ 4:18 PM
Your coasters are beautiful. I tried this with the same stamp set and used the black stazon and colored in with markers. . .didn't like the look, so I used versamark and chalks and had to seal them and still didn't like the look. The colors do become more vibrant if you use a sealant on them. I need to just keep working at it and eventually I will be satisfied.
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