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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

LET'S PLAY WITH ZIG REAL BRUSH PENS!!!!!

HELLO !!!!

This is Anita here and I 'm back with loads of information, products and projects, techniques and tips  and lot of chit -chat!!!!
You must be wondering what am I going to feature today that I;m so excited !!!! Well , Its the ZIG REAL BRUSH PENS .... I will be talking about today.
pic from Google



Crafters Corner--has the entire range of Zig set and even  single colour pens and at most unbelievable price range. So Check them out here

So let's begin... and once again it is a long post to please sit back and enjoy yourself.

WHAT ARE ZIG REAL BRUSH PENS?

Zig real brush pens is a  product of the Japanese brand Kuretake and is most popular for water colouring. It comes in a single colours as well as in sets of 12, 24, 36, 48 60 and 80.




WHAT IS IT USED FOR??

Zig real brush pens/markers can used to make beautiful illustrations, , stamped images, water coloured backgrounds, calligraphic writing. It has soft nylon brush instead of a nib and one can manuveour the pens and create beautiful designs. The marker is Xylene free and odour less. It has  vibrant hue and gives a transparent effect . IT IS NOW POPULARLY USED BY CRAFTERS FOR COLOURING STAMPED IMAGES.



WHAT TYPE OF PAPER IS NEEDED FOR ZIG MAKERS??
It works on card stock that has a matte effect. Water colour papers give wonderful results.
These are also good for Iris paper.
The paper are available here



WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE.???

Proper storage and usage can give a longer shelf life. I have been using mine for more than a year.

HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER MAKERS??

Each have there own quality. It has real soft nylon bristle unlike others that have a felt tip pen hence the name real brush. It is xylene free and odourless.


IS IT POCKET FRIENDLY

Of course yes. Its a good crafty investment.

CAN BE USED ON HEAT EMBOSSED IMAGES???

yes you use them to colour on heat embossed image.


Other qualities 

The brush tip is so fine that you can use it paint thin lines and also make paint thick lines by applying pressure. Hence its good for decorative writing.



Blending is beautiful with Zig Real Brush pens. It gets saturated with water and gives even blending of two  similar colours  and even contrasting colours. The shades can be darkened or lightened by use of water or by repeated colouring.



One can apply colours directly on paper and blend with another colour of lighter shade or use water.You can also rub a little colour on a block and pick it up with a brush and apply on the image. this method gives better results.


These can be used to create lovely backgrounds for your cards.


WHICH INK SHOULD BE USED TO STAMP IMAGES FORWATER COLOURING?
Any water proof ink will do . Versafine onyx black, Archival Jet black are good. But all water proof inks will give you the good result.



Drawback

I could find only one drawback . The colour sets in the paper quickly and so becomes difficult to blend if not worked upon fast for blending. Then repeated colouring pills the paper. So it is best to mix colours with water before applying on paper or saturated the area to be coloured with water to avoid patchy painting.

I would highly recommend these markers to all those who love water colouring .... very good for beginners who are apprehensive of water colouring and can make beautiful projects with them.

Did you know I was live on Facebook with a long video on Zig Real Brush pens. 
So you missed it!!! No problem .... here are the links of the videos and do watch it for there is whole lot of information out there.
https://www.facebook.com/anita.kejriwal/videos/10212095463889959/

https://www.facebook.com/anita.kejriwal/videos/10212095925981511/

So now let me show you some cards that I have made by using Zig markers.

  The fish and sea horse are painted with markers while random wavy lines in blue gives the effects of waves.


Simple colouring


Simple doodling can give fabulous result


On water colour paper


Creating background

So I hope all your doubts regarding these fabulous markers are clear by now. 
So pick up your set today. I know you are going to love them.
Check these for your shopping.  
And yes if you book these sets by tomorrow that 30th , then there is a surprise goody bag waiting for you. All you have to do is email Crafters Corner with your Order and say that My video on FB inspired you to buy these or you can leave a note in the comment section.

PRODUCTS


So thats all for today!!! Do visit the store for all your crafting solutions. Do leave your feedback and queries. Thanks for stopping by.












Tuesday, 28 March 2017

DISTRESS CRAYON !!

Good Morning Everyone..


Hope you all doing good and are getting inspired from my fellow DT's creations.
Today in continuation to my last post which was about review on DISTRESS CRAYON by Ranger, I am going to share few more tips and tricks you can try with distress crayons...

There is lot more to experiment with Distress crayon. As its properties say Distress crayon are water reactive pigments super creamy and smooth.

In the last post we have tried smudging effect, stencilling and water blending techniques with these crayons, incorporating all the techniques lets start with the post-

1- STAMPING WITH DISTRESS CRAYON
Since these are pigments, I was very much inquisitive about how these crayons may work when used as stamping medium.

When I applied black soot crayon to the stamp it glided so perfectly and smoothly leaving quite a distress image.
In the above picture, on the top left corner image, I have colored the stamp and have kept cardstock right above the stamp. With good pressure I have pressed the paper on the stamp.
once stamped the pigments are still active and water reactive, so I have heat set the image and Viola we have our stamped image.



Results were satisfactory, you will not get the crisp vibrant image.

2- HEAT EMBOSSING 

Next I wanted to try distress crayons on black cardstock, In my last post I have tried to smudge the crayons on black CS and I wasn't happy with the results. So I tried distress crayons on black CS with some heat embossing.

Supplies used- 

I have used random stamp from my stash, I have taken a piece of black CS and on it I have heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.

 After that I have used mustard seed crayon right above the heat embossed image and start smudging it with my fingers.

 I loved the result and quite enjoyed colouring these heat embossed images. The best things about the colouring was it so smooth and it spread like butter and was so carried away that I have coloured three butterflies.




 You can also make cute embellishments for your projects  

Totally loving the colours.

3- WATER COLOURING 
Next thing I tried was next level water colouring with distress crayon, In my first post I have talked about water spritzing technique, moving ahead with the same I have made a galaxy theme card. I always wanted to try one ... 

In the above image I have first washed the card stock with water ad started adding colors one by one.
The best part about the crayons is, it doesn't smudges the base color if any color is added right above it, It only reactivates with water(base color)


This is my very first attempt in creating a galaxy theme background & I loved it.
Stamp set used is here from my stash and totally love the card.

Next I tried colouring the clear heat embossed image.I have scribbled some crayon on my craft sheet and with water brush I have picked the colour and painted the image,(below pic for reference )
Possibilities are endless with crayons.



You can layer the inks on one top of the another, I have observed it blends smoothly while layering and base colour or colour underneath does not get picked up,,, well this was the case with smudging, 
Crayon once dried completely can still be picked up with water. It works very much similar to distress inks.... keeping the name of the family of water reactive inks. 

4- HEAT RESIST TECHNIQUE 

In this technique you need to stamp the image with distress crayon as shown above on a glossy sheet and allow it to dry or you can heat set it. On top of it with any archival ink distress the entire background. Now take a baby wipe and rub it on top of the stamped image,it will pick yup the distress crayon and leaving image bleached out.


I hope you all loved the Distress Crayon so far and was able to inspire you all.
Do try your hands on these and share with us your lovely creations.

Oh I totally forgot to share my take on distress crayon painting. 
I am a die hard disney fan .. and a very bad painter ... distress crayon gave me a way out to try my hands on paintings.
I am so much in love with the character of Sadness from the movie Inside out ... so I made her on a canvas. Okay I am not a pro at this and this is my very first attempt on painting  so please be nice while judging, I have incorporated the technique here like water blending and finger smudging to create this.



Don't forget to leave some love.
XOXO
Isha 
Have a nice day 


Supplies used- 

Distress crayons
Dress my craft card stock 
Archival ink black 
Ranger heat tool
Ranger craft sheet
Stencils  

Hero arts and just rite stamps.
Tonic scissors



Monday, 27 March 2017

Graphic45 Tag Book Box using Scrapberry's Juliet Collection

Hi my dear friends,

How are you? I hope you all are enjoying awesome tutorials by my fellow DTs.
And I hope all Delhites must have grabbed lot of stuffs in Crafters Corner sale...well I did for sure. Everything was on amazing prices and even I was seeing lot of people picking stuffs for friends and family and that was wonderful.

So girls, In my previous post I have made a Tag book using Graphic 45 Tags and Scrapberry's Juliet Collection. If you missed that post, then here is the link,

Shabby-Chic Tag Book














And today in continuation of my previous post, I have altered Graphic 45 Book box to hold these tags. Graphic 45 Staples Tag Album Book Box contains three 4-3/4x6-5/8 inch kraft cards and one 1-1/4 inch binder ring in a 7x5x2-1/2 inch book box. 

I have used Scrapberry's Juliet Paper collection. Scrapberry is a European Paper Craft brand and I would really suggest you all to try out it's paper collection, some of my favorites are Juliet, Butterflies, Holiday Romance etc. Juliet collection includes some nice vintage photos which I have used in my tags.

So let's see what I have created,



















So here is the video tutorial, I hope you find some inspiration,





I hope you enjoyed watching...please do leave your comments and love..
Moving on to the products, I have used following

  • Graphic 45 Book Box
  •  Scrapberry's Juliet Collection
  •  Prima Butterfly- Ramona
  • Prima Flowers
  • Dress My Craft Angel Mix Sequins
  • White/Cream Tone Twisted rose bud combo
  • Scrapberry's Shabby Chic Resin Embellishment