Recently heard an artist say you have to practice your art a lot, to see what works and what doesn't. I had bought the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers and my 1st attempt was HORRIBLE (see left). Looks like clown makeup. I almost gave up and thought of returning them but remembered what that artist said. So I used a paper plate, adding TONS of water to the marker ink, then was able to blend it and move it to my liking. I added this to my journal to remind myself that "fails" serve a great purpose - I now know one thing that does NOT work. I added a color xerox of the original to this journal so I could add a metal chain to the original and give it as a present.
Oh and if you're thinking of buying these markers, they are awesome because they are highly pigmented and gorgeous colors, which obviously can be watered down to your taste/need. Charcoal glitter paper hand cut for crown then added trim and large jeweled brads.
Thanks for sharing your art and your sweet comments.