I stamped the Sketched Floral Background Stamp (I can’t get enough of this stamp!) on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with white powder. Using Zig watercolor markers, I put down a little bit of color, then filled the rest of the space with a Wink of Stella shimmer brush pen. It is water-based, so it will act like a water brush, and it spreads the color beautifully. See how shimmery it gets?
I love this effect so much. I wanted to add a sentiment, so I tried several different things before I heat embossed the “thank you” from Hummingbird Love on green cardstock. I fussy cut a border around the words to give it just a touch of color, without distracting from the background, and popped it up with some foam tape. I wanted those flowers to be the stars of the show.
I hope you try this technique sometime, either with Zigs or with traditional watercolors. Have a great day!