I love watercoloring!!!! I love it on backgrounds; I love it for coloring; I basically love it for EVERYTHING!
Today, I have a card to share with a lot of watercoloring, including a couple different methods. I made this card to send to one of my daughter’s dance teachers. She choreographed my daughter’s dance solo for this upcoming competition year, and I wanted to thank her for doing such a wonderful job.
I used the Awesomely Artistic stamp set for most of this card. (The “thanks” is from the Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set.) The more I use this stamp set, the more I love it. It’s super versatile, because it not only includes the flowers, but the splatters, label, and texture stamps.
I started out my card by embossing the flower stamp in clear on watercolor paper. Then, I used an Aqua Painter to paint a clear wash over the background, and then added both Melon Mambo and Old Olive ink. It’s best to do this part quickly while the paper is still wet to get nicely blended colors. The clear embossing resists the watercolor so the white paper shows through on the stamped image.
After the paper dried, I added splatters. First, I dipped my Aqua Painter into the Melon Mambo ink, held it over the paper, and tapped the brush for small splatters. Then, I used the splatter stamp to add larger splatters. When I was done, I used a tissue to remove any residual ink from the embossing.
For the texture and label stamps, I stamped the images with Old Olive ink on Old Olive and watercolor paper, respectively. Then, I used my Aqua Painter to brush clear water over the images and soften the stamped images. By doing this, some of the stamped color runs and produces a nice watercolored effect. After the label dried, I stamped the “thanks.”
To finish, I layered coordinating colored card stock, added some Linen Thread, and some pearl accents. I love the way this card turned out!
Supplies used on my card. (These are all available at my online store!)
Break out your watercolor paper and Aqua Painters on your next project!