Trying watercolor pens

Today I have a card with a difference. I recently was able to get a set of Arteza real brush pens at an amazingly discounted price and so I had to try them out. I thought this image would work perfectly. It is a stamp in my wood mounted stamp stash by Stamps Happen, Inc called His Symphony.

I stamped it on Canson XL Watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink and added clear embossing powder and heat set it. Then using the Arteza pens I tried both blending with and without water. I was most impressed with the pens and the brush tip as one was able to get into the smallest spots and still color accurately. I mean look at that little flag…

Once the image was colored and dry, I trimmed it down with my paper trimmer to the edges of the large stamped image and added it to a mint green cardbase. Using two separate clear stamp sets, I composed the sentiment and stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock and popped it onto the card with foam tape.

I purchased the markers mainly to add color to die cuts, but I may use them for the occasional watercoloring too. They are great.
General supplies:
Canson XL Watercolor paper
Paper Studio Cardbase and coordinating envelope
Teal cardstock
Stamps Happen, Inc His Symphony wood mounted stamp
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versamark ink
Clear and white embossing powders
Arteza real brush pens
My Sentiments Exactly Holiday Sentiments clear stampset
Power Poppy In Praise of Sunflowers clear stampset 

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7 thoughts on “Trying watercolor pens”

  1. I love this. We must be on the same page. I just recently ordered these pens. They were supposed to be delivered today, but they are sitting at the post office. I will get them tomorrow. I can't wait to try them. I love how your picture came out…so pretty.

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