Hello Hello!!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! It is Wednesday so we are half way to the weekend! 🙂 I wanted to share with you this fabulous way to get a watercolor look without a cup of water and a paintbrush! Some may call this faux watercoloring but most of the watercolor projects I do are faux!
How beautiful is that? I think it is amazing! This is one of the flower stamps from Peaceful Petals in the Occasions Mini Catalog! Love it!!!! What you will do is color the stamp with your markers using the thicker tip (that way you get pink flowers and green stems). Then you will take one of your Spritzers filled with water and spritz it.
Now here is the tricky part where each one comes out different. I recommend spritzing 1 or 2 times and not real close to the stamp so that only the little mist of the spritz hits the stamp. When you spritz more or less, close or far away, each time you will get a different look. Then I stamp the image down onto Watercolor Paper! Again you can either hold it for a mini second and then lift or you can hold it for 10 seconds and let the color run into the watercolor paper more. Another fun tip…..have 2 pieces of Watercolor Paper available and after you stamp the first time, stamp again. Sometimes it comes out better than the first one or lighter but still amazing, either way you just got 2 amazing images out of one coloring!!! WOOT WOOT! In the photo above, I held it for a mini second and got that amazing image. Then I took lighter colors (Pink Pirouette & Pistachio Pudding) than the original colors (Melon Mambo and Garden Green) and colored in the flowers and stem. That one is my favorite!
This one here was stamped and I held it for 10 seconds, letting the colors run more into the paper. As you can see the flowers are more solid (filled in) and I didn’t color those in. Some may like that look, other may not! It is all about the art of watercolor!!!
Did you notice that pink and green ribbon on these 2 cards? Where did that come from??? I COLORED IT!!! Check out this post on how to create amazing colored ribbon! I hope you enjoyed this watercolor idea and try it out yourself! For more tricks on watercoloring check out this post and this post! Let me know what you think in the comment down below!!!!
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