Shading using Zig Clean Color Markers with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

Lately I've been all about pushing my self to do different things because sometimes I feel like I get a crafty rut. One of the things I think contributes to that is that I don't usually use different mediums. 

With that said today there isn't a drop of copic ink to be found on my card. 
And I still like it! 


I haven't used my Zig Clean Color markers in probably like 6 months. In fact I had to search around my craft room because I couldn't remember exactly where I had left them. The big reason I don't typically use them is because I struggle with the shading. It's never dark enough for me. Then I said to myself, "Kelly, it's never gonna be if you don't practice." 
So that's what I did :) 


I used the zigs for all of the coloring including the background. Taking my time and being willing to add extra layers made a ton of difference for me. Also, it's all about the water. These things love water so I found if I used as little as possible I got much better results. 

You can see all the painting and the rest of the card too in the video below. 


Most of my struggles had to do with a lack of patience on my part. I need to work on accepting that each medium has something different to offer. I could never get those beautiful color blends with copic markers and I absolutely adore them. The way the water mixes the colors just isn't something you can recreate!  


Thank you so much for dropping by! 


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10 comments

  1. Cute card, Kelly! I don't care what medium you use, it always looks fabulous. Those foxes are so sweet!

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  2. Aww I love those cute foxes!! :)

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  3. So beautiful, Kelly! And that's my problem half the time, patience. lol You did beautifully with the zigs.

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  4. An absolutely adorable card with terrific coloring!

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  5. Great card, I have just invested in a few more zigs as I had the smallest set before. Your images look fabulous as always when you design something. Glad to hear you're back on the dating scene x

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  6. A fantastic card Kelly and I love the fox and flower images.

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  7. VERY CUTE. I am getting ready to try a watercolor --copics is my preference but...Thanks for sharing with us.

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  8. It's an adorable card with awesome coloring !

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  9. Gorgeous card. I really love how you did the background

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