Happy Monday Stampers!

Saturday I shared a fun and easy watercolor technique that is fabulous for beginners to learn how to work with water brushes and re-inkers.  When people ask me about water coloring I try and encourage them to play and experiment with their supplies.  I am in no way an expert but I have found I have learned the most from just playing around and letting myself make mistakes. This is hard for a perfectionist like myself but every time I give myself permission to just relax and learn I always have fun.

This technique is a basic watercolor wash and a wet on wet technique. What that means is that we wet the paper first before we add the ink.  This makes it easier to blend our colors as we add them to the watercolor paper.  Before I forget, the paper I am using is the Bristol watercolor paper.  It is fairly smooth and ideal to stamp on.  Stampin’ Up! has water color paper too and I like it. I do however like to pick up the Bristol paper whenever it goes on sale because it’s my favorite to work with.  I recommend that you try different types of water color paper and find one that works well for you.

Watch me demonstrate this fun technique here:

Supply Details

In case you would like to make these cards, I have included the details below.  Thanks for stopping by….now go enjoy some playtime. 🙂

Mountain Card

Mossy Meadow cs (5 1/2 x 8 1/2)
Misty Moonlight cs (4 x 5 1/4)
Water Color Paper (5 1/8 x 3 3/4) *finished size
Basic Black cs (4 1/2 x 1)
Vellum cs (2 x 2)
Linen Thread (16″)

Sail Away Card

Pacific Point cs (5 1/2 x 8 1/2)
Basic Black cs (4 x 5 1/2)
Water Color cs (5 1/2 x 3 5/8) *finished size
Whisper White (3 x 2)

Field of Flowers

Early Espresso (5 1/2 x 8 1/2)
Basic Black (5 1/2 x 3)
Water Color paper (5 1/2 x 3 1/4) *finished size
Mossy Meadow (5 1/2 x 3 3/4)

I used a scrap from cutting the water color paper down to make the greeting.

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