Hello! Nicole Picadura here back with a brand-new video tutorial. Watercolor is super popular in paper crafting industry right now and there are lots of projects out there featuring watercolor technique. Clean and simple is my style when it comes to cardmaking but I decided that going out of my comfort zone once in a while wouldn’t hurt. Watercolor wash is a cool technique where you let the water take control how colors would mix and blend. You just play with it and let it to it’s thing!
Video tutorial below shows how you can try this technique in person, step by step. TIP #1: When playing with this technique, I recommend starting with light shade and go back to add more intensity if you’d like. This is a best way to control the colors – however, remember that watercolor gives you a softer result after drying so keep that in mind when working with it.
I went back to my most favorite stamp set of all, Vintage Roses to create this card. Small, clustered images work best for this technique in my opinion. There is no right and wrong way to stamp the images so feel free to experiment to get the best result for your taste. TIP #2: Make sure to saturate the image with water first then work on one image at a time rather than saturating all of them. This will give you good blending effects. I used Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, Evergreen Bough, and Pine Needles Distress Inks to color int those beautiful roses.
After I finished coloring the roses, I went in with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to add a soft blue background. Also, I added a bit of Pumice Stone and Weathered Wood Distress Inks by adding some water splatter dots.
Since everything is pretty soft, I wanted to give a WOW effect on the sentiment. I chose a greeting from the Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set and inked it up with a gold ink pad. TIP #3: When working with juicy inks, do not press too hard to stamp. Press it down with a medium pressure to get the best stamping result.
I hope you would give this a try. Use some of Inspired By Stamping stamps to create your card and share them with us on Instagram(Tag us by using # or @). Thank you for stopping by!