Inspiration Monday

Inspiration Monday : Broad Edge Calligraphy

This week I wanted to share some beautiful broad edge calligraphy work. The following pieces show how much variety you can get with the double ended ZIG Memory System Calligraphy markers. The calligraphy “S” shaped flowers are a favorite and really easy to achieve (I plan on showing you how in one of our upcoming video blogs!). Enjoy!

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

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ZIG Memory System Calligraphy Marker

ZIG Memory System Calligraphy Double Ended Marker available here:

http://www.markersupply.com/zigcama.html

Inspiration Monday : Watercolor Brush

Clean Color Real Brush

Keeping with the brush lettering theme this week I’m sharing some work done with the Clean Color Real Brush markers. These markers are one of my favorites for sure. They feature actual bristles on the tip, meaning they look and feel like a real paint brush. The difference between a paint brush and the marker is that the watercolor dye paint is in the marker already! So there’s no need to dip the pen in paint or water (you could though if you want to create even more unique marks!).

Here’s how it works, you make your mark with the Clean Color Real Brush marker on watercolor paper and then take a wet paint brush or a ZIG BrusH20 (which you should also check out if you do watercolor art.) and paint over your mark. You’ll see the dye ink react to the water to create the same look as using watercolor paint. An added bonus is how these markers make it clean and easy to do watercolor art anywhere without hassle! Check out the art below…

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Clean Color Real Brush Marker

The ZIG Clean Color Real Brush marker is available as individuals or in sets here :

http://www.markersupply.com/zigclcorebrm.html

ZIG BrusH20 Water Brush Marker

The ZIG BrusH20 is available in 4 different brush sizes here :

http://www.markersupply.com/zigwacosybrp.html

Inspiration Monday : Brush Lettering

Our blog hiatus is over! And we’re going to start 2013 with a new ongoing project. Every Monday we’ll be posting some artwork done using the markers we carry. My hope is to share some unique techniques and inspire you to use your markers in new ways!

Brush lettering is a quick way to spice up a letter or note. By applying different pressure as you write, you can create contrasting lines. The examples below were done with the ZIG Brushable marker. Its unique, two-toned, double-ended brush barrel allows a quick way to create depth using one marker with simple layering. For accents, try outlining the lettering with a ZIG Millenium fine line marker!

Brush lettering done with the ZIG Brushable marker

Brush lettering done with the ZIG Brushable marker

Brush lettering done with the ZIG Brushable marker

Brush lettering done with the ZIG Brushable marker

Brush lettering done with the ZIG Brushable marker

Brush lettering done with the ZIG Brushable marker