Have you tried using watercolours in your card making?
Hello lovely crafters, its Terri back on the blog today, with written and a video tutorial for you, sharing how to make this easy floral watercoloured card. If you’re a seasoned watercolourist and use it a lot in your cardmaking, you’ll know how fun it is. Have you ever tried painting stamped images with metallic watercolour paints? In this easy floral watercoloured card tutorial, I will share my process of creating this pretty card, along with tips to help your image stand out.
New to watercolouring or find it daunting? It’s so Easy!
No problem! The first tip I want to share is that if you want to watercolour a stamped image, such as a floral stamp, then heat emboss it using black pigment ink and clear embossing powder. By doing this, the process of watercolouring is more forgiving as the raised heat embossed areas create walls or barriers, to stop your paint going beyond the area you want it.
Another tip is to just have fun and play! Watercolouring this kind of card is very easy, as the stamp has designed the card for you, so you just have to fill in the stamp with watercolour paint. You also don’t need many colours of paint. If you want to paint one flower bloom, you can achieve depth by adding more saturated colour in the areas where shadow would be and then pull the paint out with a damp paint brush so its lighter where the light would land. If you have a darker shade of the same colour, you could add that in the areas of shadow, which is what I did. You can also add highlights using white/silver/gold.
Supplies for Easy Floral Watercoloured Card
To make this type of card you will need the following:
- Some watercolour paints
- Watercolour card stock
- A floral stamp
- Black pigment ink such as Versafine Onyx Black
- Clear embossing powder, an anti-static powder tool and a heat tool
- A sentiment stamp or die cut
- Adhesive of choice, including fine tipped glue bottle
- Card base
- Paint brushes – small and medium
- Dew Drops from The Robin’s Nest Creative plus a jewel picker
- Prep your watercolour card with anti-static powder tool
- Stamp Image and heat emboss
- activate water colours by dropping/spritzing some water on the colour(s) you will be using at first
- Apply some water using your paint brush to the section you want to paint first
- Apply paint using an appropriately sized paint brush – add a little extra water to drag out the paint to make the edges lighter, or use two shades of the same colour
- By wetting the paper first, your paint colour(s) will move around a bit until they settle. You can always add more layers of colour for vibrancy and depth (which you will see me do in the video)
- Once the panel is complete, leave it to dry naturally, thoroughly
- Trim down panel once dry to desired size e.g. 1/4 inch smaller than the card base
- Adhere a mat layer to the card base, pulling out one of the colours from the watercoloured panel
- Add your sentiment in a suitable place
- Adhere panel onto card
- Bling it up subtly by adding Dew drops to flower centres and dotted around the card panel for subtle added interest
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/Yd9oqMGLnYI
Now you have created your very own beautiful watercoloured card. This type of card, especially when using metallic watercolours, looks very special. As such, the recipients are sure to be wowed! I hope you will now go on to watch the accompanying video, as I share with you more tips and you can see the full process of me watercolouring. The video is sped up though so don’t worry, its not a long watch at all!
I have included a few more photographs for you, in order to show how shimmery the paint is when dry. Because of using metallic paints, it is hard to photograph in all its glory, but you can see it more realistically in the video. Furthermore there are so many bonus tips.
I’ll also link some dew drop jars that contain the colours I’ve used, but really its great to have a variety of sizes and shapes in the colours you tend to use. You also can’t go wrong with gold, silver and clear in my opinion as they tend to go with everything!
That’s all from me today. I’ll be back with you in a few weeks with some more crafty inspiration. If you want to see more of my work, I’ll leave links to my Social Networks below too. Happy Crafting, Terri xx
Lilac dew drops are in this mix: https://therobinsnestcreative.com/product/orchid-dew-drops/?affiliates=16
Yellow Tear shaped dew drops are in this mix: https://therobinsnestcreative.com/product/sun-shower-tear-drops/?affiliates=16
Gold mini metallics are in this mix: https://therobinsnestcreative.com/product/black-forest-mini-dew-drops-2/?affiliates=16
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