Here's what NOT to do!! If you are trying to watercolor on paper that's NOT watercolor paper, do not use markers and then try to blend it in with the aqua painter *slapping forehead*!!! Is that a no-brainer or what?!! I was trying to get a good color of black or grey on my ant, they grey was too light, so I added a dab of black marker and wanted to spread it around. As it sat, it all bled out!! Yuck!!