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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #25

Watercolour rainbow lattice


Day twenty-five of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. A watercolour rainbow over sparkly embossing powder.

Inspired by:

Laura Bassen made a colourful grid card a few weeks ago — it stuck in my mind and I just had to have a go at my own version.


I stamped the lattice background stamp in Versamark ink on watercolour paper and heat embossed it with iridescent sparkle.

Each patch of colour was created by drawing a line of colour along the lower two edges of the square and then using a damp brush to draw the colour out up to the top point of the square. It was a simple process, but took a little while as you have to colour each square individually with this method, rather than the basic emboss resist technique where you put a wash of watercolour over embossing.

The panel was trimmed to size and mounted flat on a black top-folding card base and a die-cut “hello” was added over the top.

Lessons Learned:

You need very little water on the brush to start the Zig colour moving on the paper.


  • stamps:
    Inkylicious – lattice background
  • dies:
    Mama Elephant – hello script
  • embossing:
    Versamark ink
    Judikins – embossing powder – iridescent sparkle
  •  Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens:
    021 light carmine
    022 carmine
    023 scarlet red
    070 orange
    052 bright yellow
    050 yellow
    045 pale green
    041 light green
    042 turquoise
    031 cobalt blue
    030 blue
    081 light violet
    080 violet
  • paper and card:
    Derwent – watercolour paper – 300gsm (140lb)
    Papermill Direct – plain black

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