Today, I’m playing with a fun faux watercolour technique for those of you that baulk at the thought of watercolour! This technique is one I learned from the fabulous Shari Carrol way back in the day when we were both at a craft retreat. Shari is the best teacher and so generous with the wealth of knowledge she has amassed. This technique is quick, simple and yet gives a lovely ethereal watery look. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
Watch in HD on YouTube.
The stamp set I used is the Spring Bloom Background from Simon Says Stamp. It has the solid areas within the floral design which make it a great option for this faux watercolour technique. I dabbed Distress Ink Minis over the surface of the stamp and then spritzing liberally with water before stamping onto watercolour card.
I used a Slimline Scallop Frame die and the Swoopy Thank You die for the sentiment to complete the card, and the bonus was that there was enough of the watercolour background to make a second matching card!
I am using a lot of scallops on my cards at the moment. For me, they have a summer fete feel which I love! Having said that, it is currently pouring with rain and very non-summery. So I shall have to enjoy the summery feeling in my craft room and ignore what is going on outside!
For the sentiment, you can’t beat this fun Swoopy Thank You die. It has enough weight to make a statement but light and airy enough with the vellum background to not overtake the background.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
Oh Debby! This is so very lovely! I’m coming over to hear, and see, all about it!
Beautiful cards! I watched your video and like how easy you made it look to make them. I like the summer look they have.
Now this type of water coloring I may be able to handle. This made a lovely card and who would know that it didn’t take hours to paint it? Very nice. Thank you.
WOW! You made that look simple, and the results are beautiful! I love the color combination!
Now, do you promise me, when I try this, it will not turn to mud? :)
Thank you for sharing!
Beautiful card. Thank you for the great tips.