Watercolor videos are one of the requests I get most often and so I have a video below of some simple watercolored layers. I wanted to pick a set with clean lines that would be easy to color and settled on the Birthday Bits set. The balloons in this set have a nice open area to color and also there’s a lovely script sentiment included too :D All supplies are linked at the end of this post. Affiliate links used.
I stamped the design in Versamark ink on Arches cold-pressed watercolor card and white heat embossed. You really can’t see much when you stamp in a clear ink and then white heat emboss on white card so I omitted that bit from the video ;) I then taped the piece to a board to prevent warping and colored light layers, drying in between times and then adding more color until I’d got several layers deepening in color on top of one another. In the main the four colors I used were Daniel Smith quinacridone coral, Schmincke Lemon Yellow, Schmincke May Green and Dahler Rowney phthalo turquoise although I added other colors to these to get deeper shades too.
I roughly masked the balloons with post-it note before splattering with paint and a solution of Perfect Pearls then die cut the panel with a Stitched Rectangle, mounted it on a Fog card base and accented with sequins.
This set is great for coloring in any medium but I think does suit watercoloring particularly well. You can also see great examples of this set watercolored by Kristina Werner and Yana Smakula too :D If watercoloring isn’t your thing then check out Laura Bassen where she gave these balloons some love with Copics and inks :D
Here’s the video for this card which you can equally watch over at YouTube :D
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