Enhancing projects with watercolors has been so popular! Welcome to our blog hop highlighting ways to use your watercolor paints and/or watercolor pencils! If you came from Michelle's blog you're on the right track.
My first project is a simple birthday card with watercolor background over the white embossed sentiment. I see this technique used a lot. I used the largest CTMH flat watercolor brush and two paint colors closest to Crystal Blue and Thistle used in the Penelope paper pack. I wanted to make an arched shape. It's not a slow laborious process. I think it looks better if you simply go back and forth quickly leaving informal edges on the sides.
I wiped a little excess paint off the embossed sentiment. It's best to emboss first. If you do it afterward, the embossing powder can stick to any still-damp areas that were painted.
After I painted it I loaded a smaller rounded brush tip with water and flicked it on top of my painted arcs by tapping the brush, point down, over the intended area.
On my second card I gold embossed a leafy background stamp, then brushed the entire surface of the panel with water. With the wide flat brush I brushed on two colors of watercolor paint that were a pear green and turquoise. They blended with the water and each other. I let them almost dry before wiping excess paint off the gold embossed leaves.
I stamped the butterflies with black Stazon ink before the next watercolor technique. I cut them out leaving a thin white border that I wanted to stay white. So I used the smallest round detail brush to paint the butterflies with three colors, light orange, darker orange, and bright pink. I dipped the brush in a little water to blend the colors.
If you'd like to use any of these stamps you should check out this month's Stampaganza special: Buy two stamp sets and get the third set free! See details here.
Thanks for visiting! Now you're ready to see the artsy example Tracey has for you.
6.5" x 5" Birthday Card Recipe:
Stamps - Cricut Artiste stamp set
Ink - Versamark
Embellishments and Accessories - Ranger White Super fine and Silver Super Fine Embossing Powders, White Enamel Stars, Cricut Artiste Cartridge, CTMH Watercolor Paints and Paint Brush Set, Craft Heater
4.25" x 5.5" Anniversary Card Recipe;