Mermaid Markers… To start with!
I have a pack of those beautiful Mermaid Markers by Jane Davenport, maybe you do too?
Although they are pretty attractive, I won’t lie… I am just not too sure what to do with them. Maybe you know what I mean too??
I don’t draw beautiful mermaids like she does but there is just something appealing about letting ink flow out of brushes… So I decided to adapt them to my messy style of painting… Let’s art journal with Mermaid Markers!
Ready to art journal with Mermaid Markers?
- I decided just to go with the (ink) flow and play by creating beautiful ink ribbons of colour with my markers…
No special plan, just spread the ink and spray a little water to make them go ‘yeah’! Ok, maybe not too yeah as I don’t want water and ink to leak everywhere! A little paper towel bloating always stops potential disasters 😉
- Once I was safe again, I went at my pages with my hand carved stamps and some ink, just to add some texture you know…?
- Once I was done stamping, I pulled out my stencils (can’t go wrong with stamps and stencils!) and some paints… Then maybe a little more stamping/stencilling. And some finger painting of course… I can’t get enough!
- I was finally happy with the results, I did a little unreadable art journalling with a white gel pen and… Covered it up with a stencil and some modelling paste. Just enough texture to pop on top of my busy layers 😉
It wasn’t very complicated but I love it! And see! You CAN art journal with Mermaid Markers, even if most of it is covered by the end of the spread hahhaha
Watch the video tutorial below and let me know your thoughts on this with a comment below (scroll down to the bottom of the page) as I always love to hear from you!
With love and sunshine,
Art supplies used:
(click on blue links if you want to buy the same ones)
- Mermaid Markers by Jane Davenport
- Paper towel from the cupboard under my kitchen sink 😛
- Hand carved things called ”stamps” by yours truly! Check out my online workshop here if you’d like to learn stamp carving
- Ranger Archival Ink Cactus Flower
- Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry
- Stazon Inkpad Jet Black
- Tim Holtz Stencil Tiles, Feathers, Grid Dot and ”letters/numbers” not sure what that one is called!
- Liquitex Basics Acrylic Light Blue Permanent, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue, Cobalt Blue, Bright Aqua Green, Brilliant Yellow Green
- Makeup sponges
- Darkroom Door Stamp Polka Dots
- Uni-Ball Signo Broad Gel Ink Pen White
- Liquitex Modeling Paste