Simple Water Coloring Technique

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Happy Saturday!  Hope you have a fun-filled weekend planned!  Today I want to share a simple water coloring technique that you can use to add colorful backgrounds to your projects.  The technique involves the use of special water coloring paper and an aqua painter. We are going to use one of my favorite color combos as well!  Let’s take a look!

Watercoloring - First Sight

To make this card, start with a piece of Tip Top Taupe for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of the special water coloring paper. You can use regular card stock; however, the water will curl and distort the regular card stock making it difficult to work with. I recommend using the special water coloring paper for a cleaner look and ease of use. Grab one of your re-inkers, I chose pool party, for this project. Squeeze a few drops onto a little painter’s palette, paper plate, etc. Take your aqua painter and fill it with water.  Dab the tip of your aqua painter in the pool party ink. Start at the top of your watercolor paper, squeeze the sides of the aqua painter together so the water mixes with the ink and start making sweeping motions with the aqua painter back and forth across the watercolor paper. The more water you squeeze out, the more dilute the ink will become. You can dip the tip of the aqua painter back into the ink to add more color. Continue this process until you achieve the desired look. You can use a paper towel to blot off any excess water that starts to pool or drip.  Let the project dry which will take around 15 minutes or so depending on the amount of water you used.  Once dry, you can stamp and embellish!  For this project, I used the First Sight and Papillon Potpourri stamp sets along with some Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party. Get creative with it! Enjoy!

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