Watercolor Smooching Falling Leaves Card

Fall is here! And the leaves will start falling soon. To celebrate, I created a Falling Leaves Card using the Watercolor Smooching Technique, and want to show you how!

Watercolor smooching falling leaves card

This technique is a lot of fun, so you’ll want to try it! It’s also time for the monthly challenge from The Joy of Sets! Here is the Tic-Tac-Toe grid designed by Angie:

What row/column/diagonal are you going to choose? I chose Leaves, Watercolor Smooching, and Emboss from this tic-tac-toe grid.

This fall color scheme was created using the Watercolor Smooching Technique. This technique is fun, and not as messy as you might think, ha ha! Give it a try!!

You may have seen some crafters put ink and water on glass, and grab the color with acetate before smooching it onto paper. This works of course, but it can be a bit messier, requires extra supplies, and gives you even less control over where the color goes.

This technique gives you rich colors and more control with the color splatters. Get your inks out and watch the video below for this Falling Leaves Card.


Watercolor Smooching Technique Video:

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I hope you like this water smooching technique and give it a try. So many color combination possibilities!

Watercolor smooching falling leaves card detail

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I’m playing along with these challenges:

I think you’ll enjoy looking through these other watercoloring techniques: Click the image for details!

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I’m so glad you stopped by today and watched a crafty video with a fun technique! Leave a comment about what you liked about it!

Happy Crafting!

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10 Responses

  1. Gorgeous card Laura, the ink smooshing is a lovely way to get some of these autumnal colours for your leaves. I must pop over and check the challenge this month too xx

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      Thanks so much! It’s a good technique for when you want ALL the colors lol. I hope you do — I always like seeing your creations!

  2. Gorgeous card Laura – and lovely to hear you on the video – xx

    • laurascraftcloset.com says:

      Thank you, Fiona! 🧡 And I think I’m like everyone when we hear ourselves on video: “that’s what i sound like?” Ha ha😂

  3. Margaret says:

    Dance away – GREAT card!

  4. afmmac says:

    Beautiful card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. Sue says:

    Those leaves are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

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