Zig, Distress and Spectrum Aqua Markers and Cardstock Comparison
Several weeks ago when it suddenly seemed like “everyone” was getting interested in the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, I was chatting with Dream Team Member, Laurel Beard. She had the markers and didn’t like them!
She was having trouble getting them to blend…we ended up finding out that she was having trouble because of the PAPER she was using! When we “discovered” this, it was kind of like a head slap.
Sometimes I wish I could just use one type of paper for all sorts of projects…but that’s just not the case.
Stampin’ Up Whisper White paper is my favorite for stamping with ink pads.
Spectrum Noir Paper is my favorite for Copic Coloring.
Bazzill Marshmallow is my favorite for techniques using lots and lots of water like the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique.
And Bristol Paper is now my favorite for blending and watercoloring with markers.
I’ve also recently discovered Canson Watercolor Paper – oh, my…this is a GIANT pad of paper and you can even grab it at Michael’s with your 50% off coupon. It’s super affordable and I love that because that means I can buy more Zig Markers! lol!
In this video, I’ll show you THREE different types of Watercolor Markers. These are all water based markers:
- Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
- Distress Watercolor Markers
- Spectrum Aqua Markers
Do you have a favorite?
Here is a close-up of the paper chart from the inside of the Canson Watercolor Paper pad. What a handy chart, eh?
In the video, I added quite a bit of water to my “scribbles”, just to see how the colors would blend and bleed together. I let them sit and dry and it was interesting to see how they dried (photo at the top of this post).
I hope this video was helpful and informative! Let me know what questions you have…leave me a comment and let me know!
Check out these other videos using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:
Bristol Paper (Strathmore)
Bristol Paper (Canson)