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Faux Watercoloring Technique


I received many questions about how I made the Holiday Greenery, well... greener! I used copic markers and some crafty shading to "spruce up" these die cuts and make them appear fuller and more detailed. Check out my first video tutorial and learn how to make these fun sprigs for yourself!


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Sandy Dayhoff

Great video! Something else we have in common besides our glasses is that we're both left-handed!


Glad you enjoyed it! I shot it with the built-in webcam on my iMac though and for some reason it flipped everything like a mirror. That's why the writing on the ink is backwards... I'm actually right-handed. My father-in-law is a lefty though. :) I think lefties are smarter than average IMHO.

Marilyn in Michigan

Your technique brings the greenery to life! Love it!

Marci Snee

Great video! I love that tag so much!!!! Great technique. I dare not start buying copics though.


Marci I totally empathize with that, I put it off for a very long time. You could easily do the same technique with distress markers or any other type of marker. It doesn't have to be Copics, they were just handy and I had the right colors laying around.


I've never used Copics before - you make it look so easy! Thanks for putting that video together. I may need to invest in some markers now.

Kathy Mc

WOW, Sunny, you go from creating your blog to doing videos in just a matter of days. Congratulations! Great video and can't wait to try this technique with my Zigs or colored markers. TFS!


Lovely tags! Coloring over the stamping does give it a nice solidity.

Pam Hollie

I am SO GLAD you posted this on your brand new blog. I had considered to try to pm you through the PTI Forum to ask you how you made the gorgeous project that was your image for the forum. Well, now I know. A Big Thank You!

Linda E (uncbballfan)

So pretty! I have the Tag Sale: Quilted, but I've lost my banner, so I think ordering another is in my future. I think that because it's already in my cart! Love how you pulled everything together!

Diana Fleming

Wow! Very excited to see your creations and what you make next! Thank you for the incredible chance to win a MIM Post and Parcel Kit and can't wait for new inspirations from your blog!


Well done on your new blog. Your first video is wonderful too. Well edited, clear and enjoyable to watch. Good luck with the competition.

Nancy G

Great video, love your technique! Well done!

Michelle Leone

Beautiful Holiday Greenery (waiting patiently for this PTI set)! A great video/technique!

Pat from sd

Great video. Thanks for the tips.


Love all the layers you created on your lovely tag.


Your tag is so beautiful. And I loved watching your video.


Great video. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tag.


Great video! I absolutely love this tag! Thanks for sharing your technique!!

Shelly Sweigart

Great video! I love the fuller greens! Your tag is wonderful!


Great tutorial, Sunny. I love how you've made these stamps look so much fuller! I don't really like the white borders on stamps using dies, but this technique just softens the whole look. I'll look at dies differently from now on!


Leanne S

Lovely! I need to give this a shot.

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