Hi, crafty friends. Today I’m so excited to share a watercolor card that I made for the Winnie&Walter blog as a guest designer this month. Here is what I came up with:
I created a couple of watercolor cards using the beautiful stamps from Winnie&Walter: In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet and The Big, the Bold and Friends. I can’t believe that I’ve made cards using watercoloring 7 times in a row for the last few weeks. I really hope you are not tired of seeing my watercolor cards. 😉
To create my floral frame card, I stamped the images along the border of my card front and colored them with Gansai Tambi watercolors. After that, I added some ink splatters and clear sequins to give an extra interest.
I’d love for you to watch my video tutorial as I shared lots of tips in the video. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube. Hope you find it helpful.
How to Make a Floral Frame Card using Border Stamping and Watercoloring
- Stamp the images from In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet with VersaFine Onyx black ink on the Prima watercolor paper. (Make sure to use a waterproof ink.)
- Color the stamped images using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.
- Add ink splatters using Perfect Pearl and black watercolor paint.
- Stamp the sentiments from The Big, the Bold and Friends with VersaFine Onyx black ink.
- Mount the watercolor panel on a A2 sized side folding card using foam sheet and double sided tape.
- Finish off the card with Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix from Pretty Pink Posh.
5 Watercoloring Tips
- Wet the area of watercolor paper first with clean water for the wet-on-wet technique.
- Bring in some color to the images from light to dark.
- Tap gently using a paper towel to remove some of the excess paint.
- Allow colors to dry between layers to prevent muddying. Drying can be sped up with a heat tool.
- Add more pigment to enhance the colors. Repeat this process : adding color, removing color, drying color, adding color….
If you want to learn more watercoloring techniques, I recommend you to check out this 20 Watercolor Painting Techniques.
My watercoloring looks so messy at some point, however I love the way it turned out. The important thing is that I had so much fun watercoloring! 🙂
That’s all I have for today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!