Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Watercoloring Fun

I am so into the whole watercolor thing right now.  It somehow make me look like I know what I'm doing.  I went craaazy last weekend stamping and watercoloring using my WPlus9 Very Vintage Greetings stamp set.

I used a similar technique to what Kristina Werner uses in this video by stamping the flower in the Distress Marker first and then using a water brush to pull the color into the flower.  I went back over the image after it was dry with the fine point of the marker to darken some of the lines in the flower making it sharper in some areas.

The stem doesn't actually come with the WPlus9 stamp set.  I ended up using the branch from my Papertrey Ink Out on a Limb stamp.  I simply didn't ink the branch part of the stamp.  You can kinda see where the branches would be.  I stamped in the green Distress Ink and then used a waterbrush to make the image more "blurry".  Here too I added some fine color with the tip of the Distress Marker.

The color can be soft to deep depending on your technique and how you ink up the paper.  I'm so in love with this technique that I still have plans for a few more.  This was I can give these away as a card set.  Stay tuned!

Until then,  I'm linking up to Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Homegrown Summer as my flowers look like wonderful summer blooms and Word Art Wednesday's Challenge #196: Anything Goes.   Come join the fun.


  1. These are so lovely--great use of the coloring technique!

  2. You have done a marvelous job with that technique. Your card is beautiful.

  3. I love watercoloring!! Your cards are great and what a nice stamp to color! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.

  4. What a beautiful garden of cards! Lovely flowers and elegant designs! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. Hi Andie!! I love water coloring too, your technique really produced Such a beautiful set of cards!! Thank you for joining this week for Word Art Wednesday's # 196 anything goes challenge! Ginny M DT WAW

  6. Magnificent and gorgeous cards! Each one is so fantastic but in a different way than the other! Gorgeous colors (they are my favs) and fabulous watercolor technique! Excellent showcasing of your wonderful talent! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

  7. WOW - these are all so wonderful. You have been busy!


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?