How to Create Watercolor Prints with Brush Markers

August 1, 2016 | by Jocie (email) |

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to be here today. If you don’t know me, I’m Kelly and I blog at Here Comes the Sun. I LOVE Jocie’s blog, especially all the watercolor and hand lettering that she does. She has some serious talent. I’ve been practicing with watercolors for a while now but mine just never seem to turn out exactly the way I want them to. So I found a quick and easy way to get the watercolor effect without actual watercolors! I love to create watercolor prints with brush markers!

Create gorgeous watercolor with brush markers!


  • Tombow Dual Brush Markers and plastic package that they come in
  • Cardstock or Watercolor Paper
  • Spray bottle
  • Paper towel

Create gorgeous watercolor with brush markers!

Using the Tombow markers, color onto the plastic package. Use several different colors that complement each other

Create gorgeous watercolor with brush markers!
After you are done coloring, spray some water onto the plastic.

Create gorgeous watercolor with brush markers!
Place a piece of paper down onto the plastic and rub to transfer the markers to the paper
Lift your paper up gently.

Create gorgeous watercolor with brush markers!

Blot with a paper towel to remove excess water and you have an instant masterpiece!

Create gorgeous watercolor with brush markers!

This technique is similar to the technique that I use here, just with markers instead of paint. I can create lots of watercolor prints in minutes doing it this way. I love how the colors just blend together so easily!

Create gorgeous watercolor with brush markers!

One of my favorite things to do with my watercolor backgrounds is to use them to create digital prints like this one.

watercolor with brush markers print

How amazing is that? What love about this print is that it is part “hand drawn” (the background) and part digitally designed. ‘

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Create gorgeous watercolor with brush markers!

Thanks so much, Jocie, for having me today!


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