Abstract Watercolor Backgrounds with Karin Markers (plus a bit of mail art)

Hello, all! Today I’m sharing with you an abstract watercolor background that I created with Karin Markers. I was experimenting with the markers in anticipation of a livestream over at the Karin Markers Instagram account, and thankfully I had my camera on! The card today is a result of that experiment! I also finished off the background using a sentiment stamp from Simon’s I Am With You stamp set.

If you would like to watch the replay of my livestream showing the mail art and lettering, you can watch it HERE.


(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Simon Says Stamp I Am With You stamps
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*Karin Brushmarker PRO Markers
Fabriano Artistico Extra White, 5×7…
Hardboard, 9×12
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
*ZenArt Black Tulip Watercolor Brush Set
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*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
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Wow Dual Heat Tool
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Waffle Flower A7 Layers dies
[ SSS | WFF ]
Anna Griffin Empress Electronic Die…
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*NEW 2020 MISTI stamp positioner
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Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Copic Multiliner Pen set
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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Altenew Foam Tape
[ SSS | ALTN ]
*Altenew 24×18 Cutting Mat
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