Hello my creative friends,
I am super excited to share one of my favorite techniques with Mermaid Markers with you today!
I love painting circular swirls. It’s super easy! They work great as a background, or can become the focal point of your journal page! My Jane Davenport Journal is full of these colorful, fabulous swirls!
Let’s get started!
Tutorial: Mermaid Marker Swirls
Jane’s Mermaid Markers
Choose 2 Mermaid Markers.
Color a small circle, about the size of a penny, on your page.
With your second marker, lay down color on both sides of your circle, like parentheses. I try to be careful not to touch the center circle.
With your waterbrush, begin painting in a circular motion – SWIRL ☺, starting with the edge of the circle, and working outward. Squeeze to add more water as you go.
Optional: Swoop your brush back across the center color, and out again, in an oval shape. This will suggest a floral pattern.
Soften the outer edge with your clean waterbrush.
Continue making more beautiful swirls to fill your page.
TIP: To create wonderful depth in your page, leave some swirl edges hard. They will feel like they are floating above the softer swirls.
I hope you will try this super simple, fabulously fun swirly technique!
Huge, THANK YOU!! to Jane for sharing! I’m so honored ☺
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