Technique Tuesday – Watercoloring!

Watercolor Flower Card, www.LaurasStampPad.comHappy Tuesday!!!! That means I have a fabulous Technique to share with you! This week I’m going to show you some watercoloring techniques! There are so many different ways to watercolor and tools to use like regular cardstock and Watercolor Paper, Blender Pens and Aqua Painters, reinkers and markers, and so much more!

Supplies Needed: Watercolor Paper, Markers, Stazon Ink and Water in a Spritzer or any kind of spray bottle

This is for the card pictured above! First you will stamp your image with Stazon onto your Watercolor Paper! I love using flowers for watercoloring partially because I LOVE flower stamps and partially because they are so much fun to watercolor! You will need to use Stazon Ink because this ink is permanent and will not bleed when you spritz it with water! After it is stamped, I took my Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie markers and colors the flower in. Once you have colored the entire flower, you will spritz it with water generously and tilt the piece of paper so that the colors run to the edge and bleed all over. This will then need to sit aside till it dries before assembling your card!

Naturals Composition Watercolor Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another Watercolored Card! This card uses our Naturals Composition Designer Series Paper – most amazing paper ever because it comes pre-embossed!!!! There are 2 sheets of the following: music notes, damask, flowers (pictures above), notebook lines with a flower image in the corner, woodgrain, and filigree. It is so much fun to color with this paper! For this card, I used my Aqua Painter (filled with water) and picked up color from a reinker drop and then painted on this card. The embossing helps to keep the water contained in the image. I have also done a similar card but used just markers on the paper and it came out just as beautiful! Using the markers gives it a darker, bolder color which I LOVE because I love bold colors. I know there are people out there who like a lighter color and a more watercolor look though! 🙂

I hope you try out watercoloring. You don’t have to be an artist to do watercoloring….trust me I am not an artist and I have a lack of patience for the drying process but I can still do it so you can too!!! Check out other watercolor project here! Try it out and let me know how it goes in the comments below!!!

Happy Watercolorin’!

~Laura


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