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1/26/12

Do you use a Dove Blender pen to water color a image??

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Hello Friends, How are you? I am finding that I just can't keep up with the weeks passing so quickly. I did find some time to  make another video about water coloring with Tombow watercolor markers & my favorite Penny Black butterfly . I feel like I have more control with a Blender pen & Tombow's blender pen rather than with a paint brush. I created the video especially for Simon Says Stamp and I hope you find it useful.



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These papers are so delicious and look so beautiful with the Tombow colors. The first layer was stamped and distressed. (You will find the colors I used at the bottom of the post in the supply list.) I love to layer these sentiments from SRM stickers. To layer sentiments at varying heights I like to use to different kinds of pop dots. This and this and I guarantee that you will use both. 
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I have created so many cards using Tombow's water color markers. If you would like to see a few of them click here, here, here & here
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Just to remind you that each post will have a simpler version of my first card and this is my simple. When I colored this butterfly it was much faster because I did less shading on this butterfly than the  the first butterfly (and what you see in the video). Do you like how the sentiment pops on this card? 
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I always trace over the antenna's lines to thicken them that way they are much easier to cut out. 
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These butterflies have a spot in the video too. For these babies I embossed the images on water color paper. In the video I explain that I would rather use this paper. I just like the look better for some reason. BUT, you need to be more careful so I caution you :)
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If you are careful and don't over saturate your paper you get this look ...the look that I like.  It looks like the paper is ready to pill (ball up) It's sort of a velvety, slightly nubby texture rather than the smooth texture that the paper has. Do you think I am crazy?? If you try this please send me a link to your card because I would love to see it :) 
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Just had to share this angle so you can see the pretty floral Basic Grey paper inside. Such an elegant 6x6 paper pack. Have a happy weekend and thanks for popping in. Hugs, Kathy

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37 comments:

Joy said...

True masterpieces here, just stunning Kathy, loved your video too, you made me smile...cannot wait to get out my Tombows again and play...thanks for always being so inspiring..hugs

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Wonderful!

Dawn said...

Kathy, you made the painting with the Tombows look so easy. Thanks for a great tutorial video.

Isha said...

Superb tutorial Kathy. Love your cards...true creation of art. I sure am going to try this. Thanks

Hanneke said...

Hi cathy, love your cards! I love butterflies and your coloring is wonderful! on your simple card I love how the sentiment indeed pops our and the other cards is lovely as well. Love the DP you used on there and all the sentiments are arranged so nicely. Hugs, Hanneke

Laura O'Donnell said...

gorgeous, Kathy!

Brenda said...

Oh Kathy! These butterflies ar so beautifully coloured! A real work of art! Thank you for sharing!

joy said...

Thanks for such an informative tutorial video, Kathy! I haven't used my Dove blender pen in ages; will have to try it with these markers. And, there is no need to apologize for your video skills; seems more like I am in the room with you as you are doing the whole process!

Pryn said...

This is STUNNING!!! can't wait to check out the video (I will have to wait until I get home from work). I keep asking myself why I have not gotten that stamp yet??? TFS!

Maureen Chandler said...

I really enjoyed watching your video and would not have thought of coloring this way! Your butterfly card is lovely - thank you so much for all the information!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous, Kathy! Thanks so much for sharing how you colour them! No need to apologize for anything in the video - it was awesome! :)

Babybok said...

Love your videos! You don't need to worry about how you speak, be your talented self.

Badger said...

thank you for showing this technique. I have used the blender pen before (both Dove and Tombow) and it's nice to learn the differences and techniques. I am a simple card lover and LOVE the butterfly. It looks like you spent a longer time painting (coloring) it. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Annette said...

very pretty...wonderful color

Barb said...

First of all, I want to thank you for another fabulous video, Kathy! I know how much time it takes to do this for us, and it is so appreciated! These cards are just beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs to you! :)

Kelly Massman said...

beautiful butterflies! I use a Close to my heart blender pen. I agree that pens have a little more control! TFS!

Holly said...

Kathy your butterflies are gorgeous and your video is wonderfully done. Great tip you have for making the lines thicker too!

Sandra said...

Oh how lovely is this:) Sandra H

charli said...

thanks for the tips--love how you explain everything--going off the image first, etc.

And thanks for showing the different papers!

Cindy C. said...

Your beautiful butterflies melt may heart Kathy!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful cards, Kath! I use my Tombow N00 colorless blender pen with markers, but only on watercolor paper. I think I press too hard on cardstock! xx

Paula (PEP) said...

I totally understand about eyes - I have to take my glasses off & then I'm groping & invariably find tweezers before my glasses. I'm glad you are real about the video editing for that in itself is a huge encouragement. There is so much detail & information in this tutorial - thank you for explaining the why's & differences. I had no idea that the Blenders work in this way & now understand why my use of the Tombow one wasn't a success.
Paula (PEP)

Kelly Booth said...

GORGEOUS Gorgeous Cards and Butterflies....You are so Talented my Sweet Friend!! Love your Videos too.....xoxoxo!

cardsbymo said...

I didn't know that markers could be used that way. Do you think it would work with Copics too? Thanks for enlightening me!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful! Those butterflies are all so gorgeous
Lindsay xx

sandysewin said...

Hi Kathy, thanks for the great video!

You have no need to apologize, you did a great job explaining what you were doing and how to do it.

Becky said...

These are just stunning

Laura B. said...

So gorgeous! Thanks for the fabulous video!!

Divinity said...

very pretty!

Simone said...

These are absolutely beautiful Kathy!

NEKTARIA said...

Wonderful video + tutorial...Thank you for everything!!!

Jennifer said...

This is exquisite! I absolultely love your window! They always add so much charm to your cards! Your butterflies are so detailed and lovely! Thanks for the great tutorial!

78thistles said...

Both cards are lovely Kathy! I'll have to dig out my blender pen and give it another try when I finally get back in my studio. Thanks for the video and inspiration!

lachsekatze said...

Yesterday, a small cardboard box with buterflies fell into my hands. I remembered your card and cut them out before throwing the board in the paper bin. Thanks for the inspiration, I think it is very difficult to forget your butterflies as they have these vibrant colours.

Heather T said...

What stunning butterflies; the colours are so rich and beautifully blended.

The Archiving Angel said...

The video tutorial is outstanding! You are so gifted.
I am really enjoying catching up.
It is so great to see how far you have come. I remember early on before you were discovered by Jennifer McGuire & Penny Black. You remain that wonderful, talented crafter I so adore!
Hugs,
sonia

Renee said...

To answer your questions - No I don't think the first card is too busy. The delicate thin lines and dots balance out any busyness that it may have! (I know that's spelled wrong!!! lol) And you are so sweet and definitely not crazy! I wish I had a Dove blender pen so I could try this on watercolor paper.. I prefer the one you did on the watercolor paper because it has texture :) Thanks for another outstanding, detailed video Kathy!

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