Friday, September 23, 2016

Watercolor Tutorial

Hello there stampers!  Last night I posted a gorgeous card that I created using the Watercolor Technique. I have had a TON of questions on how I created the card so tonight I have a step by step instructions that show just how I created the card.  The card that is in the tutorial is the same basic card- just different colors and no reindeer.  

Step 1:  Using watercolor paper and Washi Tape- I first masked off the bottom edge of the card.  The top layer of washi tape was torn to create a jagged edge.

Step 2:  Then I flooded the entire top portion of the card using an Aqua Painter filled with plain water.

Step 3:  Next it was time to add the color. I used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo. Each color was added a little bit at a time. Because the card was already flooded with water- the colors pulled in various directions.  The color was added using an Aqua Painter.

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Step 4:    I then used my Heat Tool to speed up the drying process. You can wait for it to air dry if you like. 

Step 5:  After the card was dry- I began stamping the evergreen tree from the Greetings from Santa stamp set. I used Cajun Craze for ink.  I started in the outer left side and worked towards the middle. Each time I stamped the tree- I made it smaller and smaller. The smallest image is in the center of the card. Then as I continued to stamp to the right- I made each tree just a little bigger than the last.

Step 6:  Next- using the White Craft ink- I created a snow storm. (I inked up my Aqua Painter and flicked the ink all over the card). This is extremely messy so protect your work space.  

Step 7:  Once again- I used the heat tool to dry the ink (only this time it was the snow spots that needed drying)

Step 8:  Remove the Washi Tape from the bottom of the card.  

Step 9:  Using Soft Sky ink and an Aqua Painter- I began to outline the snow bank. Be careful not to use too much water on the outline as it will bleed up into your tree images and pull the darker colors down into your snow bank.  Also be careful not to touch any of the upper colors as they will also bleed.  

Step 10:  After the snow bank was completely outlined- I then used plain water and the Aqua Painter to blend the color down towards the bottom of the card.

Step 11:  Once again- I used the Heat Tool to dry the bottom portion of the card.  After the card was completely dry- I inked up a sentiment from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and stamped it onto the bottom right side of the card.  

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have any questions on how to create your own beautiful watercolor creations just let me know!  I'm happy to help!