With all of the rain we were having here in Pennsylvania this weekend, I was inspired to bring out my paint brushes and play with some watercoloring techniques.
I don’t often do much watercoloring. I can be a bit messy in my small craft closet ha ha! So when my inks and brushes emerge and I fill my beaker with water, you can bet I’m going to play for awhile and create more than just a single card!
First I found a few colors that worked well together.
Then, after playing around and testing how much ink was necessary to make the colors as bright as I wanted, I made a background with these colors brushed across and another where they were splashed and dripping down.
Embossing an image will resist watercolors (check out this dandelion card tutorial on how to achieve this easy technique). I started pulling out a few fun stamp sets that would feature this effect well. Here’s what I came up with:
I’m playing along with a few challenges today:
- The Crafting Paint Card in the CAS splash watercolour July Challenge
- The Birthday card in the HLS July watercolour Challenge and Inkspirational Birthday
- The coffee card in the Double D Tea and/or Coffee challenge.
- The Sheltering Tree card in the Stamping Sensations In My Garden and AAA Cards Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
There’s always a rainbow after a storm. Happy Crafting!
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