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Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

Merry Little Christmas Niki Rowland Hey Little Magpie Mermaid Markers

Hey there! Niki here today with three layouts using the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers. These gorgeous pens/paint brushes come in a few different sets. There are a set of 12 colours which are the main set, plus there are other smaller sets: Celestial Sky, Shimmering Sky, Shipwrecked, Sun-Bleached. I was working with the main set, Celestial Sky and Shimmering Sky. The ‘shimmering’ sets contain some pens that are glittery.

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This first layout is leftover from Christmas (obviously!) and I sketched the title on my Silhouette using my sketch pens. I then coloured in the words using the mermaid markers. I mixed some of the colours together on a craft sheet to get the right shades. I also mixed them with some of my regular water colour paints to get more shades. They mixed really well.

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I dropped some of the white Mermaid Marker onto the dark blue to see what sort of effect it had and it sort of gave a bleached effect.

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For my second layout I really tested out all of the colours! I drew this cut file onto white card, again using my Silhouette Sketch pens. I then coloured in each of the strips using the markers. When it was all painted it was super bright! So I added a sheet of gold stars acetate over the top and also added some vellum over to the left side of the layout so I could add my photos but also have some separation between them and the busy background. The Mermaid Markers paint beautifully and give a really lovely finish. They are very easy to control and the glittery ones are super sparkly. I’ve used some of the Tales & Dreams collection by Pretty Little Studio.

Colourful Memories Niki Rowland Hey Little Magpie Mermaid Markers

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For my final layout today I used the Mermaid Markers to create a splodgy background. I simply dropped a few drops onto some cellophane  and then turned it over and splodged it onto some white cardstock. I used a few different pens to get different colours onto my background. I also spritzed the ink on the cellophane with some water so that it was very runny, then used a paint brush to add flicks to my layout.

Niki Rowland Hey Little Magpie Mermaid Markers

I added lots of blooms from the Tales & Dreams collection by Pretty Little Studio, as well as some other die cuts and I finished off with some sequins.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing how I used the Mermaid Markers, they are so lovely to work with and super easy – it’s like having a pre-loaded paintbrush that doesn’t need washing, awesome!

Happy scrapping xxx

 

Products used: Jane Davenport Mermaid Watercolour MarkersMermaid Markers Celestial Sky, Mermaid Markers Shimmering Sky, Pretty Little Studio Tales & Dreams collection.

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