Glad to see you here my friend! Today I am sharing an easy watercoloring technique for stamped images, as well as two card layouts that you can use for the images that you will be watercoloring after seeing how easy this is.
If you love coloring, I am sure you will love watercoloring!! or maybe you might have try it but felt overwhelmed or did not get the results you wanted. Well continue reading today’s post as I will be sharing with you some tips and tricks to make it easy for your the next time you try watercoloring stamped images.
Watercolor supplies needed
This watercoloring technique requires a few supplies that I have listed below.
- Watercolor paper
- Aqua painters
- Ink pads in different colors
- Stazon ink pad (alcohol based)
- Stamp image
Easy Watercoloring Technique for stamped images
Here are the simple steps to follow when watercoloring with this technique, I promise you it is easy 😀
- – Stamp your image using the stazon ink color, or any alcohol ink pad. I suggest you use a stamp positioning tool in case your image does not transfer well the first time you stamp it. Watercolor paper is a thicker, porous paper making it at times a bit harder to get a crisp image.
- – Take some ink from your ink pads, you can use a clear block to pick color from the pad onto the block.
- – Check that you have little water on your aqua painter, you want it wet but not dripping wet.
- – Pick up color from the clear block using the aqua painter.
- – Start coloring the area of the stamp on that color. NOTE – the less water you have it the sooner the area you color will dry and then you will be able to build color on top getting a darker shade. On the opposite side, the more water you have then the lighter the color will be and it will be harder to build color.
- – Clean the aqua painter when switching colors by coloring on a scrap of paper until you don’t have any color on the brush.
- – If you feel like you want to take some color out, then just use the wet aqua painter without any color and remove the color. I love this tip as it gives me confidence that I can fix the image to my liking. (kinda like having an eraser 😉)
You can watch the below video where I show you step by step this easy watercoloring technique. I know I am a visual person and sometimes reading instructions confuse me. 😉
If you are nervous when watercoloring give it a try with this easy technique, you will see that you can do it!
Watercoloring technique video tutorial
The video below will show you the steps we mentioned above and you will see in action what I meant when talking about the amount of water you need to have on your aqua painter. I think that is the most important thing to note when watercoloring.
The next step on this process is adding your master piece on a card. Because of this, I felt it would be good to provide two examples for card layouts to use.
Card Layouts using the watercolored stamped images
This first card layout is very simple. I added a basic black mat for the watercolor image to accentuate the ink color from the image.
For the card base I used Highland Heather and the designer series paper is actually from the Peaceful Poppies suite.
And finally I added a sentiment using Pear Pizzas for the card stock and the sentiment of Thinking of you from the same set Peaceful Moments.
I really love how this card turned out, is very simple, yet it looks really gorgeous because of the beauty of the watercolor image. Don’t you think? You can watch the following video tutorial to see how this card was assembled.
The second card is as well very simple. Same as with the first card, I wanted to leave a simple layout to make pop up even more the stamped image that is watercolor.
I added a mat on the stamped image to accentuate the beauty of the watercoloring.
For this image, I used mint macaroon and calypso coral ink pads for the dresses of the little girls. You can use the same technique I explained on the video for this image 😉
And if you are wondering which DSP is this one, this is the in-color 2019-2021 designer series paper and the card base is sahara sand.
Same as with the first layout, I added the thinking of you sentiment from the same stamp set.
You can watch the following video tutorial to see how this card was put together as well as dimensions and other tips.
The Complete Supply List
As always, below you can see the full supply list for all the projects shown on this post. You can click at any of these images to go to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. When you purchase thru my store, you support my stamping business, which helps me continue creating cards and sharing them with you! I truly appreciate all your support 🥰
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