Rainbow Jars! Let’s color with water based markers!

Hi friends! Today’s tutorial might have you running for your kids markers and that’s OK because you can use Crayola for this technique! You can also use Tombow, Spectrum Aqua, Marvy LePlume, Zig or any other water based marker you have!


You will also need a water-brush (or small round brush and a cup of water) or, if you want a bit of sparkle, try a Wink of Stella brush like I am using. A viewer on YouTube said the glitter pen made the jars look fizzy, how cool would it be to color soda bottles or a glass of champagne like this. What are you waiting for?Let’s do this!


The mason Jar stamps I am using are from our sponsor Rubber Stamp Tapestry! Use coupon code: GLASS to save 20% on all $10+ orders of mounted stamps! Coupon expires Sunday, September 25 , 2016.

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  • Watercolor paper (Canson XL) or cardstock*
  • Water based markers (any kind but I am using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers)
  • Brush-you can use a waterbrush, or a Wink of Stella pen like I did or small round brush and cup of water. *If you are working on cardstock I recommend a water-based blending marker from Tombow or Stampin Up
  • Stamps: Summer on the Farm set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry
  • Waterproof grey ink
  • White gel pen
  • Tile, plate or acrylic plate for use as a palette

Tips for coloring class:
1. Work in layers. It is easy to get the transparent look of glass when you work in transparent colors.
2. Stamp in grey for a hand sketched look.
3. Let the paper dry between layers to keep your lines crisp.

If you are not a stamper you can still try this technique, simple draw a jar and get coloring! You can even use watercolors in the same fashion so make this project your own and til next time happy crafting!

5 thoughts on “Rainbow Jars! Let’s color with water based markers!

  1. Great tutorial for using water colors on mason jars…Hope to try this technique in the future. Thanks for the inspiration for trying something different…PS Lindsay, can you take any water colors and squeeze them into the Pans? If yes do you then let them dry for a certain amount of time? Thanks for your help..


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