One of my most requested techniques is how to make quick and easy watercoloured cards. It seems like it’s one of the techniques that’s the most “elusive” for us crafters!
Now when YOU think of watercolour, do you picture an easel and paint palette and you standing there with a completely blank canvas? Yeah me too!
In fact, I’ve always wanted to be a watercolour artist. How wonderful are the subtle and soft colour blending you see in watercolour paintings? But I’m a bit intimidated by that huge piece of watercolour paper! So rather than get intimidated, how about if you can create a little piece of watercolour heaven the size of a card?
That’s exactly what I shared how to do in my latest Facebook Live class.
Want to see some of the ways ladies described it on my live the other night?
- That is the cutest! Love it!
- It’s adorable!
- What a sweet little bag, love it!
- Great gift!
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If You Missed the Facebook Live
If you’ve tried to watercolour before and it just hasn’t worked out, you’ll want to tune in to the replay.
I showed you how to make a couple different backgrounds using common rubber stamping supplies. Backgrounds that are not intimidating. Ones that don’t take a huge amount of “art” ability. And ones you will love!
You only need a few items and you can be an artist like this too!
When you see a soft card like this, what words pop into your head? Leave me a comment!
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Maybe it’s peaceful.
No matter which one it is, watercolour backgrounds and colouring convey a real sense of calm and tranquility.
But you know what?
Even if you wanted bold, bright colour, you can achieve that in the watercolour world too! Take a peek at this blog to learn how to create vibrant colour with watercolour pencils.
Quick & Easy Watercoloured Cards
Even if you’ve never tried to watercolour before, you can master it with just a few tools and a little practice.
Click the triangle to see how to create a beautiful background to stamp on now!
The first design I played with for this technique I shared reminds me of a Tuscan holiday we took a few years ago.
What does it remind you of?
A Tiny Word of Caution
A FUN word of caution though!
When you start to play with watercolour it will be hard to stop!
But remember there’s one really big TIP I shared in the video. Be sure to stick with that and it will be so much easier!
Feel free to use just about any kind of stamp to create gorgeous watercoloured cards like this. You’ll find they just need to share ONE characteristic.
Each stamped picture needs to be an open line image. So that means, you want an image you can colour if you wanted.
Which by the way, is exactly what we’ve done here, except with watercolour, not pencils or crayons! 🤗
Learn More Watercolour Ideas!
Want a few more techniques to bring the world of watercolour into your cards? You’ll love this class!
Take my online class int he comfort of your own home and with just a few simple techniques, you’ll WOW your friends and family with your “artistic” ability!
Give Watercolour a Try!
Don’t be intimidated. And don’t be shy! Grab those stamps, paintbrush, some water and that most important thing and get busy!
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Fluid 100 watercolour paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″
- cardstock in a colour to coordinate – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored t
- 2nd coordinating cardstock -4 x 5 1/4″
- specialty or Designer Series paper (I used Textured Shimmer Paper) – 2 1/2″ x 4″
- Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4″
If you’d love to make our live card exactly like I did, make a little click here to order, print or pin the supplies. When you order they’ll ship directly to your home in about a week. I am so grateful you have chosen me as your Canadian demonstrator!
Here’s a look at the variety you can achieve with these stamps and your watercolour!
Be sure to give this wonderful technique a try. Be patient and don’t overdo the colouring and I know you’ll be pleased with the results.
You CAN be an artist with these quick and easy watercoloured cards – no easel, paint palette or blank canvas required!