Watercoloring Technique

Do you love the look of watercoloring? There are so many adorable little watercoloring products in the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog…in fact, they have an entire suite of products dedicated to watercoloring!  Love it!  Well this card is my first attempt at watercoloring and was inspired by a card I receive from one of my uplines, Lyssa Zwolanek!

I will try to walk you through the watercoloring technique with this post but I will definitely put together a video tutorial for you so you can see it i action!  So, we are going to start out with a piece of coastal cabana cardstock for the base of the card. I cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of watercolor paper…you can certainly use regular cardstock to watercolor as well but this special water coloring paper helps keep your paper smooth. When you use regular cardstock, it may “balls” up or look a little rough so it depends upon the look you are trying to achieve! So, before I began the watercoloring process, I embossed the water color paper with the new ampersand embossing folder. 

To begin the watercoloring process, spritz the watercoloring paper with some water. Take your re-inkers…in this case I used coastal cabana and so saffron re-inkers. Put a drop of each ink on a paper plate or little container….using your aqua painter, dip the tip into the yellow ink first. Hold the aqua painter on the cardstock and squeeze it as you run the aqua painter across your cardstock. The aqua painter is filled with water and will dilute the ink and spread it randomly across your paper. Repeat this process, with the blue colored ink until you achieve the watercolored look you like! Let it dry and then embellish! I recommend that you practice this technique on a scratch piece of paper before you use it on your project!  I hope you enjoyed this technique and watch for the video! 🙂


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