Perching Blue Bird

Simon Says Stamp | Splendor Release


Hi there!

I had fun playing with some easy water coloring on the diecuts for this bird and branch.  I love the variation you can get from watercolors and I love that there are so many different ways to water color – from inks, markers, and pencils, to pans and liquid watercolors.  I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with all these mediums to find my personal favorites.  

For this card, I used my Tombow Dual Brush markers and a water brush to add color to the diecuts, then ink blended a blue background and popped up a frame.  Super quick and easy but I think it turned out beautifully!

If you are interested in the technique for Tombow marker water coloring, it’s pretty easy:  Just use the marker on the areas you want to be the darkest, then use the water brush to pull that color to the rest of the area.  Once dry, you can go back in and add additional layers of color, or you can add more of the same color.  

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope this card inspires you to try some easy water coloring on your own cards!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. marilyn needham

    Hi, I love your card very much, the frame really brings out the bird. Are there any dimensions for your card please? Cheers and Thankyou, Marilyn.

  2. Jan Thomas

    Just love the frame that highlights the bird.

    • Jean Doeringsfeld

      Thank you so much!

  3. Lori Spitzer

    So tweet!! Love this little birdie!
    Lori S in PA


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

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