ZigZagging the Birthday & Easter Cards


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Artwork – Masking fluid, Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Ecoline Watercolor Brush pen in a Hahnemühle 2 x 2 in Zigzag Book.

I always try to come up with new ideas for cards to give my mother at the holidays. She doesn’t have much room, but she enjoys unusual cards. I also had a friend’s birthday on Saturday for which I wanted to do something unusual.

Enter the new Hahnemühle ZigZag book in the 2 x 2 inch size. While this isn’t a practical size for a lot of things, it’s a wonderful size for something quick but engaging. I happened to have two so they were obviously meant to be used for my cards.

The paper in these books handles masking fluid so well, so I used it to do the initial drawings.

Then I used Ecoline watercolor brush pens and once the color dried, I removed the masking fluid.

And lastly, I outlined everything with the Zebra Zensations technical pen.

I repeated this process for Mom’s Easter card.

For both, I just thought about some of things that might happen on the day …

… and used that to decide what to draw on each page.

Author: Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

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