Palette Watercoloring with Arteza Markers - Simon's July Card Kit

For today's card I used the stamp set from Simon Says Stamp's July card kid my Arteza Real Brush Pens.


I started by stamping the cactus image repeatedly on a piece of Canson watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I used the Distress Ink because I was going for a no-line watercoloring look.


Normally when I used my Arteza markers I color with them directly on my paper and then blend it out with water. For this card I used my Arteza markers on a palette and then picked up that pigment with a brush to paint with it. The palette that I used was just a piece of cardstock that I laminated.


Once I finished with the watercoloring I added some dots to the background with my white gel pen. I already added dashed lines around the edge.


To finish up this card I added some clear sequins. I added glossy accents to the center of each sequins. I also went over the letters on the sentiment with my Wink of Stella glitter brush