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Zig Marbling

Zig Marbling

Hi All,

A couple of quick sales alerts: Simon Says Stamp is having 25% off all Copic markers now through April 1st (use code COPIC at checkout). And, Ellen Hutson is having 15% off all Hero Arts products now through March 18th (use code HeroArts at checkout).

I have a different sort of card for you today – abstract and CAS. I used my Zig watercolor markers similar to how I used my distress markers on THIS CARD and THIS CARD. However, on today’s card, my coloring was more random, giving a little bit of a marbling effect. Here is a close-up:

Zig Marbling

I used my mini MISTI for the first time today. There’s not much to say about it except that it’s smaller – everything else is the same. It’s definitely a little more convenient on the desktop. However, I use my MISTI for other more larger applications, such as stamps that hang off the edge of the cardstock. Or, 6×6 background stamps. If I was only going to buy one, it would have to be the larger one.

Enjoy the video!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Zig markers used: May Green, Pale Green, Yellow, Wine Red, Black

Altenew You Are
Altenew You Are
Kuretake Zig Markers
Kuretake Zig Markers
Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Ranger Watercolor Cardstock
Ranger Watercolor Cardstock
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Embossing Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape


  1. wrote on March 16th, 2016 at 9:09 am


    Yes you are incredible! I would never have selected the abstract but it works well. I have been up late (in Oz) colouring some flowers on an Easter card with my Zig Watercolor pens and I found the tapping technique worked really well and sometimes just before it dried completely I put a little more colour down and it blended itself beautifully. But you have to know when to stop. I learned that the hard way earlier LOL!

  2. wrote on March 16th, 2016 at 1:16 pm


    i really loved the way you went over the green with the 2nd coat. i was over the moon in love with the black. I had never tried the black marker. now its in my notes of things to try. what a great card! thanks hugs, treen

  3. wrote on March 16th, 2016 at 4:38 pm


    Beautiful card, as always! I would have never thought of adding the black Zig, but that was key in taking this from great to awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. wrote on March 16th, 2016 at 5:15 pm


    It has a very oriental/Persian look to it. I love the colors you used, and the gold embossing just helps with the overall look. Hope y’all are getting moved in OK and the unpacking is not too stressful. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your artwork! ~ Andrea

  5. wrote on March 16th, 2016 at 5:24 pm


    Hey this is really cool! Another favorite saved! I never even realized there is a black Zig…now I really want to try it out.

  6. wrote on March 16th, 2016 at 7:56 pm


    Ohh!! I love, LOVE the vibrancy of this markers, the green shades are so amazing and the way you blended the 3 colors works great.
    This is a very beautiful image, love the gold embossing, I can see it in vivid pinks, blues and purples, the possibilities are endless.
    Thank you for sharing Darlene.
    How’s the unpacking going? I hope things are falling in place smoothly for you and your family.
    Big hugs,

    • wrote on March 17th, 2016 at 10:30 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Maria. The unpacking is still in-process. My craft room is decently organized, although the closet is a huge mess. Just taking it one bit at a time. Thank you for asking! 🙂

  7. wrote on March 16th, 2016 at 8:15 pm


    OMGosh Darlene, I think I’m on favorites overload. There just can’t be a one favorite anymore. I would never have chosen that particular stamp to work on for a card! Just goes to show you how little foresight I have. Wonderful job, my biggest problem is trying to decide which stamps I really want to buy since I obviously can’t buy them all.
    Once again BIG THANKS!!!

  8. wrote on March 17th, 2016 at 4:34 am


    The black did the trick for me. It was a WOW!! Very interesting to watch. Thanks Darlene. Well girls I am off on a 9 night cruise to the Pacific Isles leaving Sydney Australia next Monday with my eldest daughter (hubby didn’t want to go). I am getting excited. Not sure if I can use my computer on board so happy cardmaking.

    • wrote on March 17th, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Have a wonderful time Glenis!

      • wrote on March 18th, 2016 at 5:04 pm


        Thanks so much Darlene

  9. wrote on March 17th, 2016 at 6:53 am


    I don’t know how you do it Darlene. I would have looked at that stamp and thought-“What is with all these squiggles?”. Yet another impressive work of art. Love the black and gold and the balancing of the two hearts.

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