Watercoloring with Distress Markers – special guest artist

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Today's project is very different….I have a special guest artist for you today.  Her video tutorial will teach you:

Watercoloring with Distress Markers

I hope you love this guest as much as I do!!!  (that might be impossible, but I think you will like her!  ;)

I think Eva did a pretty good job on this card!

She used my Distress Markers to color her stamp, spritzed it with water and stamped it on Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock (you can also use Watercolor Cardstock).

At first, your card may look a bit like a mess, but let it dry and you have a watercolored masterpiece.

Add a sentiment strip, a glittery butterfly and you've got a simple card!  Try different background stamps and colors to get different looks.

Watercoloring with Distress Markers 2

Hope you enjoyed today's video tutorial!




  • JERILEE KERR April 13, 2015, 6:22 pm

    Eva, you did a great job with your card! I think you inherited your mom’s eye for color and layout choices. Watch out Catherine Pooler, your have some competition.. Have a great day ladies. Keep the videos coming Eva.

  • Diana W. April 13, 2015, 6:33 pm

    Wonderful tutorial. Love her technique. I hope to see Eva’s very own blog post and channel someday. Thank you, Eva. You rock!

  • Jennifer S. April 13, 2015, 7:29 pm

    Gorgeous cards! And fabulous technique! Well done.

  • Susan Powell April 13, 2015, 7:31 pm

    Eva – WOW! you’re a natural!!! I wish I had half your talent – doing videos freaks me out! Your card is awesome!!

  • Michelle wallace April 13, 2015, 7:33 pm

    I love Eva’s cards and she’s a natural on camera! Well done Eva!

  • Kristie G. April 13, 2015, 7:33 pm

    Awesome card and video, Eva! You rock!

  • Janice H. April 13, 2015, 8:01 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. The tutorial was clear and extremely enjoyable. Thank you to the “new facilitator and special guest”. Excellent job. :-)

  • Holly April 13, 2015, 8:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing this fun and simple technique. I just tried it and I love the look!
    Great job Eva!

  • Marianne Maxwell April 13, 2015, 8:18 pm

    Great job Eva. You are just as charming and beautiful as your mom.

  • pam April 13, 2015, 8:26 pm

    Eva ! Let me tell you – that was extremely well done !! I have paid for on line classes that were not as well done as your video. Well narrated, good instruction, everything on hand & ready to roll. Perfect !! Thanks so much.

  • janet gillen April 13, 2015, 8:58 pm

    Eva – YOU ROCK!!!

  • Tiffany April 13, 2015, 10:19 pm

    Eva, you’re a stamper in training and what a great job you did on the cards you created. Good job.

  • Laura April 13, 2015, 10:54 pm

    Eva did great! How old is she? I have three girls myself and look forward to lots of time crafting together!

  • Sandy M April 13, 2015, 11:01 pm

    Eva did an excellent job with the card and her explanation. I love her confidence.

  • Bev Chapman April 13, 2015, 11:26 pm

    awesome job. Love the colours!

  • Clare Ellison NZ April 14, 2015, 1:23 am

    Wow Eva – what a great job! Lovely card, great technique and excellent presentation by you! Your Mom is going to have to watch out!! Keep it up!

  • Vinita Jain April 14, 2015, 2:28 am

    Your princess done an awesome job, love her simple technique with beautiful spring colors!!!!!!! Thanks Eva for sharing!

  • Maureen Merritt April 14, 2015, 8:20 am

    Way to go Eva!!! This is a great tutorial. I’m definitely going to try this technique.

  • Elaine Johnson April 14, 2015, 9:55 am

    She’ such a cute natural. Watch out , Mom. She’ll be taking over for you soon.
    Two really great and easy cards. Thanks, Eva.

  • Maddie April 14, 2015, 10:19 am

    Wow! Great card, and awesome tutorial! You are a natural Eva! Thank you. Maddie xxx

  • GrandM April 14, 2015, 10:46 am

    Great job, Eva! Now I’m waiting for more of your videos…

  • Heather North April 14, 2015, 11:44 am

    Way to go, Eva! I’m going to give your technique a try! :)

  • JoAnne Pitre April 14, 2015, 1:50 pm

    How sweet, Eva is following in mommies foot steps. Awesome job, Eva, keep up the good work, your card is fabulous.

  • Lynne Ingram April 14, 2015, 4:58 pm

    Well done. Certainly takes after her mother…..

  • Sharon F. April 14, 2015, 5:08 pm

    You did a great job with both cards and the video. Move over, Mom………………here she comes. Cannot wait to see the next one she makes.

  • Fran W April 14, 2015, 5:27 pm

    Fantastic technique and tutorial. Thanks Eva! You did a better job than many of the adults I’ve seen on youtube, with very clear directions.
    Move over Catherine!:)

  • Christine Smith April 14, 2015, 7:05 pm

    Brilliant technique and video, thank you Eva! x

  • Pennie April 14, 2015, 9:11 pm

    GREAT drop Eva WELL DONE ON YOUR VIDEO !!!!Please do more quick easy cards for us thanks

  • Marlene B. April 15, 2015, 2:24 am

    Way to go, Eva! Great card, love it!

  • Mary Lou C April 15, 2015, 2:10 pm

    Eva, GREAT JOB. You give me encouragement to do do do. tnx

  • Cathie April 17, 2015, 12:16 am

    Hey Eva, good job! Really liked your video and card. Think you have some of your mother’s talents! :)

  • Lisa Brown April 18, 2015, 10:29 pm

    Great job, Eva! Love your cards! :) I know your Mom is so proud!

  • Anne May 1, 2015, 10:52 pm

    Love it!!!!

  • Debbie Bonczek May 19, 2015, 8:56 pm

    Catching up on videos I missed, and so glad I saw this one. Gorgeous creations!

  • susan.w June 1, 2015, 4:40 am

    Eva, excellent presentation, stunning card and you have made it all so simple! Well done! When are you going to hijack mum’s you tube account again? LOL!

  • Molly June 7, 2015, 1:20 am

    I loved Eva’s video. She is very clear with her instructions. She made me feel like I could do this, even though I have never tried anything like a water color technique. Is it important that distressed markers are used instead of just SU markers?

  • Catherine June 7, 2015, 10:56 am

    Thank you all for encouraging Eva!
    Molly, you can use any water based markers for this technique! SU markers will work just fine!

  • Connie Haney June 7, 2015, 1:59 pm

    Amazing Eva, you are a natural in front of the camera and that is a gorgeous card!

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