It’s no secret I love to use aqua painters to watercolor cards. But I want you to get as excited as I me when it’s time to pull out my watercolour paper and inks! So excited in fact, that you’ll be adding a set of aqua painters and some new colours of stamp pads to your stash of goodies 😉.

Take a peek.

Learn to Use Aqua Painters for Watercolor

Even though I designed this one a little bit ago, I thought it was perfect to showcase for fall. Can you tell the colours?

I’m not sure I would’ve ever thought those colours would work together, but I think they do here set against a Basic Black Starburst circle. What do you think?

It might be the different intensity of colours since I’ve got watercolour on top of watercolour for our birds. I tell you the how-to below.

Use Aqua Painters for Watercolor with Free as a Bird and your Circle Punches

I Love to Use Aqua Painters to Watercolor Cards

Here are My Steps You Can Copy

1.Lay down a clear wash of water by dripping dots onto your watercolour paper then smooshing it around (yes the technical term 😋).

2. Pick up your base colour (I used Mango Melody) and drop it into the water. Move it around if necessary or just let the colour spread and move on its own. Let dry completely. TIP: I usually make lots of different coloured backgrounds at one time and store them so I can pull them out to stamp on whenever I want.

2. When dry, stamp image in StazOn Jet Black ink.

3. Then pick up colour from the lid of your stamp pad with your Aqua Painter and start to “paint” the image.

4. Squeeze your aqua painter and clean off your brush by running it onto a paper towel until it is clear. Pick up your second colour and paint.

5. Do not play with the colours too much or you could end up with muddy brownish areas you don’t care for.

I LOVE the Detail When I Use Aqua Painters for Watercolor

I did add some Early Espresso to the branch too.

Now It’s Your Turn!

Watercolouring is a bit like the Goldilocks story.

  • Too much water and you have a sopping mess or your colour disappears!
  • Not enough and you get dry brush marks and lots of your white showing underneath.
  • JUST the right amount and you get beautifully blended tones.

The best way I know to get the hang of it? Play! Just start yourself off with some great tools and give a bit of time and you’ll master it in no time!

Check out my video for another way to play with your acrylic blocks and stamp pads for gorgeous background designs.

Here are the supplies I used for today’s card.

I LOVE to Use Aqua Painters to Watercolor Cards

This card has a bit of a trick too. It’s really a peek through fold!

A Fun Peek Through Card to Use Aqua Painters for Watercolor Designs with Free as a Bird

Thanks So Much

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out whatI’m playing with. I hope you got an idea or two to keep yourself playing in your craft space.

Be sure to check back again when I’ll have another design and video showing you how to create a background with a twist! And come to think of it, it’s one more way to show you how I love to use aqua painters to watercolor cards 🤗 – hope to see you here!

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