Technique Tuesday – Watercoloring

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4 Watercoloring Techniques

Here are four different ways to get the watercolor look.  Although you can use regular Whisper White cardstock, the watercolor technique works best on watercolor paper.  Watercolor paper is uniquely designed to absorb the water without damaging the surface of the paper, creating pilling or wearing away of the wet sections from over coloring.

Here’s a video on Watercolor Wonder Crayons by Stampin’ Up!  This video was uploaded to YouTube in March, 2010.  The stamp set has been retired but there are many, many other wonderful stamps that can be used.

Directions:

   Dip the tip of a blender pen on to the corner of a Stampin’ Pastel, then apply color to the stamped image.

OR

Brush the tip of a blender pen, Aqua Painter, or wet watercolor brush directly on the tip of a Watercolor Wonder Crayon, then apply color to the stamped image.

OR

Color a section of the stamped image with a Watercolor Wonder Crayon or Watercolor Pencil.  Then use a blender pen, Aqua Painter, or wet watercolor brush to blend color as desired.

OR

Press the closed lid of a Classic Stampin’ Pad down against the inked pad, then open the lid.  Use a blender pen, Aqua Painter or damp watercolor brush to lift the ink from the small pool of color in the lid and apply to the stamped image.

Experiment and have some fun with these various ways of watercoloring your images.

Happy stampin’ !    -Sandra-

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