#591 – Marbling Using Zig Brush Pens

Hello! Playing along with The Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia | No.6 – Marble, is really making me try some new stuff.


I spent the whole of yesterday, trying to get a marbled effect using just watercolors. Any type of watercolors, but watercoloring in essential. I wanted to try something other than those nail polishes, shaving cream or even alcohol ink marbling techniques..I was craving for some technique that would use watercolors, since they are my absolute favorite media. And by the end of the day, I had used quite a few watercolor panels, most of them, completely not looking marbled… but some of them did look marbled (yay!) And here’s one card made out of one of those that did –


This is the inspiration image from Taheerah’s challenge. I know, it doesn’t look much like the image, but… I tried! 😀 And I am happy enough to try the technique again.. so there!! 😉


I used Zig Brush pens to create the marbled paper. The flowers are from Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet stamp set. I made a colored and misted background for the purple flower, and colored the other flower the usual way – all using the Zig Brush pens. The leaves are from Marianne Designs Daisy and Leaves die. The sentiment is a mix from The Big, The Bold and Party and The Big, The Bold and Extras.


Once I brought all the pieces together, I added some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle on the flowers, black glitter stickles on the purple flower, Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold on the other one. I also added a bit of the Spectrum Noir sparkle (none of these sparkles are visible in these images!! 😦 ) I added drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops Silver Lining and Fevicryl Glitter Gold for embellishing.

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

8 thoughts on “#591 – Marbling Using Zig Brush Pens

  1. I see the inspiration – love your take on it! Well done for persisting with the watercolour backgrounds, well worth the time and effort! Thanks for spreading The Gossip on w&w’s The Gossip Column!

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