Thursday, March 29, 2018

Easy Watercoloring Blending

So I was just scrolling along on Facebook and saw this awesome watercolor card done by fellow demonstrator Tami Hewlett and I being the watercolor fanatic I am, went straight to work trying out this fun technique! 

So the first step is to grab a watercolor friendly stamp set such as Oh So Eclectic.  This particular set is already designed to "look like watercolor" but we can take it a step farther and add dimension when using multiple colors on the stamp.
Then once you have the colors picked out for your project, start adding them to the rubber side of the stamp using your markers or in my case, blender pens and the ink I picked up from the lid of my stamp pads.

On my sample I show just one color of ink for the flower image but in my card, I chose both Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry for my flower.

Then grab your aquapainter filled with water and drop/brush on some water - just enough so the inks will dance well on your Shimmery White card stock.

Now when you stamp your image, the inks blend so well together, it looks as though you've spent a long time creating this gorgeous look but in reality, its really quick!

Here are my finished pieces all die cut out.  I used Lemon Lime Twist and Emerald Envy for the leaves and straight Melon Mambo for the smaller flowers.  *The die cut in this set will cut out that flower if you use the one with the stem*

So now we're onto the actual card front.  I used the fun diamond shape die in the set but wanted a white background so here I am getting ready to attach those glue dots to my window area on the backside.

I was going for a basket-like look without using an actual basket die or image

The finished card

I pieced together all the images using my silicone mat, glue dots and dimensionals until I achieved the look I was going for.

I really love the brightness of the colors and how cheery this card came out - perfect for a spring time pick me up!

Here is Tami's link to her project that inspired me 
Have a look at it - it's really beautiful!

Thank you for taking a look and I'd love to hear your comments about this fun technique.



  1. This is such a great picture tutorial! Thank you.

  2. So beautiful! Can’t wait till my desk is back in action to try this out!!

    1. Thanks so much! Hope you've had a chance to try this technique out ;)