Clean and Simple Water-coloring With Reinkers!

Clean and Simple Watercoloring With Reinkers!

As you can see by my stamp choices, I am totally loving this FREE stamp set,  Field Flowers from the Sale A Bration catalog.  With only just over a week left of this yearly sale, I wanted to squeeze in the cards that I was recently making. I am becoming slightly obsessed with watercoloring.  Perhaps I may even add an In Studio class in the Spring for local attendees!  What do you think?!

Just the other day, I posted this card using a watercoloring technique.  I added the water and the color separately, letting each color dry before I put on a different color.  I even hastened the drying time with my heat tool.  Yes, you can do that!

Watercoloring FieldYou Try It:

  • I started in the middle with Tip Top Taupe.  In this case, I did not overwater the area.  I simply added a very small amount of ink from my reinker and gently spread it around.  Let it dry.  Lost Lagoon is to the left and Mint Macaron is to the right.
  • Use your heat tool to hasten the drying time.
  • That sentiment is from the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit.  I fell in love with the fonts and bought the kit just for that stamp set.  Hehe!  Sometimes I do that!
  • Those little sequins were pulled out of a past Paper Pumpkin Kit.  One of the best all inclusive kits on the market today gets even better for April.  To celebrate, the April Paper Pumpkin kit will include a bonus stamp set called All about Everything. Stampin’ Up! is keeping the art a surprise, but we know you’ll love EVERYTHING about it! This is just our little way of saying thank you to our amazing subscribers. Subscribe by April 10 to get in on the fun!

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Watercoloring Inspiration!

Watercoloring Inspiration!

This Pinterest inspired card brings on thoughts of Spring and the warmer weather!  While the early flowers are starting to POP and the birds are chirping, getting outside is on my mind.  The blue color palette is totally a Spring Thing!

I love the watercolored look, however, I always look at watercoloring with mixed emotions.  You never really will have the same look twice, even when you really try.

I pulled out my Watercolor Paper, Aqua Painters and Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Island Indigo and just started playing.  Here’s the thing!  That’s all you just have to do.

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The BIGGEST tip I can give you!   Make sure your paper has water on it.  On this card, I did not go to the edges of the paper with the water.  Even with the Aqua Painter, have a little cup of water handy.  With the tray of your Ink Pad, mix water and a drop or two of your color.  Here I started with Lost Lagoon and only added one drop to the tray.  Beginning at the top, I only touched the Aqua Painter to the paper, letting the ink just roll through the paper.  I then added a little more water to lighten the color.  Tip:  Keep a light hand on the darker inks.  Remember, you can always add water to lighten it.

More BANG for your buck!  An Aqua Painter, Watercolor Paper and Ink are probably three items you didn’t know you needed.  Watercoloring is BIG right now!  Give it a try!

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