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Hi everyone! Today I have a super fun and easy masking watercolor video tutorial. This is so fun and creates such vibrant cards. Just Google “tropical sunsets” and the color combinations are endless! Don’t have Zig Clean Brush Pens? That’s okay, use just watercolors or your Distress markers. The technique is the same no matter what type of markers or inks you used.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Summer Fun stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Zig Brushes Watercolor Background Tutorial, Video Tutorial

For my first card, I cut out the circle using our Fancy Label 3 Die and watercolor paper. It is so important to use watercolor paper because it absorbs the extra water and does not leak through to your cardstock. I then grabbed my zig brush clean pens and colored the sunset. Please watch the video for in depth tips for brush strokes, line work and also laying down color on wet watercolor paper.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Summer Fun stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Zig Brushes Watercolor Background Tutorial, Video Tutorial

This tropical palm tree can be found in our Summer Fun stamp set and this lovely little sentiment is from our Teeny Tiny Greetings set. I also used a Scor-Pal to create these simple lines as I wanted to add a little bit more to my card without taking away my focal point.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Tropical Paradise stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Zig Brushes Watercolor Background Tutorial, Video Tutorial

My second card using a bit more technique but still creates a super bright and bold background. To create the lovely line between ocean and sunset make sure to place a post it note down so that it won’t blend into each other.

Inspired by Stamping, Joanna Munster, Tropical Paradise stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Zig Brushes Watercolor Background Tutorial, Video Tutorial

I then stamped these gorgeous images from our Tropical Paradise stamp set. I also colored in the sail boat to create a more silhouette image. Just For You can also be found from our Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set.

Giveway Alert

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s video tutorial. Give it a try and tag me on Instagram using @inspiredbystamping. I’d love to see your color combo and also your card!

What is your favorite tropical location? Deadline is 11:59 pm EST on 7/15/16. The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” on July 16, 2016! Please make sure that you leave an email address so that we may contact you directly also! International crafty friends are eligible, too!

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8 thoughts on “Masking A Watercolor Background

  1. TracyM #6773 says:

    These cards are an inky slice of paradise!!!
    The BEST tropical PARADISE we have visited was Broome, in the north of Western Australia, Australia. We loved it so much the first time, we went back again and look forward to going again and again 🙂

  2. Donna S says:

    Gorgeous cards and scenes!!! Loved the informative video on the “how” to do this technique!! Thank you!!!!

  3. Berina Febin says:

    Love this technique!! Thanks for sharing the video!! The cards are very beautiful!! I’m from the southern most part of India and that’s definitely my favorite tropical location!! With all the coconut trees and the beaches, it’s definitely my favorite!!
    -Berina

  4. Denise Bryant says:

    These are gorgeous! Love the bold colors with the beautiful silhouettes!
    I’m afraid I have never been anywhere very exotic, but lovely Lake Tahoe is always a treat!

  5. Chrissie says:

    Love these one layers cards and landscapes (or even seascapes), one of my favourite subjects. You did an awesome job with the watercolouring without it seeping under the stencil. You’re braver than I am, I never tried this technique with anything else than Distress foam and inks!
    Favourite tropical location? Maldives, hands down, no contest… paradise on earth!

  6. Sue D says:

    Thanks for sharing how you created these backgrounds in this video. I will definitely be trying this even though I don’t have the zig pens. I like the Florida keys as my favorite tropical location although I haven’t been there since I was in college many years ago.

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