Friday, June 6, 2014

Messy Watercolor "Hello" Card

Hello Crafty Friends, its Trish here again with another Watercolor card for you! I really love the look of watercolor and so I decided to incorporate it on another card.

This one, however, is not as 'neat' but more messy.  Watercoloring is not perfect and sometimes I like things to be perfect and neat. But this card is a very free flowing watercolor card.

I'm using my all time favorite watercolor medium...Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  On my card today I'm using Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, and Dusty Concord.   I'm also using a waterbrush to help bending the color a little bit more.

For this technique, I'm using a large flower stamp set.  This technique is very similar to the last watercolor background technique I showed last week but instead of just an acrylic block, we are using a stamp set.  You will simply want to ink up your image, spritz it with some water and then stamp it onto your watercolor paper.  The one main difference for this technique is that you want to let your image dry or heat set it before moving onto the next color so that each color really stands out.  You can see in the large pink flower on the left, I stamped the yellow and orange while the pink was still wet and it all blending together.  Luckily I really liked the way it looked!

You keep repeating this with your stamps until your get the final look your going for.  For me, I really wanted a full bouquet and once I had achieved that I let all of the watercoloring dry before moving on.  

Lastly, I used the "Hello" from the Avery Elle Brushed Stamp Set and applied a single enamel dot.  

I hope that you guys will try out this really is fun and different from what I'm use to doing.  You can click on the products to take you directly to them in the store!  

See you here next time! 


  1. Really love this effect of this, super cute!