It’s no secret – I love stamp techniques for watercolour cards. If there’s a “go-to” technique for me, it HAS to be watercolour.
Why is it my fave?
These backgrounds are
- ultra fast to make – just that tiny bit of dry time😊
- varied – from soft and delicate to bold and bright colours
- super easy to create loads of watercoloured panels for when you’re ready to make your card
- unpredictable – you never know what you’re going to end up with!
How else could you get lovely results like this?
And if this speaks to you, you’re going to want to check out this other pretty watercolour card with a totally different technique here.
You know, Soft Seafoam was my LEAST preferred new colour when Stampin’ Up! revamped its colours last year. Now it’s my absolute favourite! One of my friends last week said it’s a bit like the old Certainly Celery. I agree just on the softer side.
It goes with so many colours, and especially well with Smoky Slate.
Watercolour can be bold or soft. This one is a bit in the middle, soft colours but a denser mix of colours in the middle.
Here are my steps to get results like this.
Stamp Techniques for Watercolour
- place a dot of colour on your acrylic block
- lay a swirl of plain water on your watercolour paper with your Aqua Painter
- pick up a small amount of your ink refill on the tip of your Aqua Painter and tap it onto the edge of your water
- clean off your Aqua Painter before picking up the next colour
- pick up your second colour and place in a different location on the water
- tip your paper around to move the colours together
- lay flat and allow to dry
- stamp with StazOn ink after it’s dry
Jo’s Design Tips for Watercolour Backgrounds
- start with your lightest colours first
- you want your watercolour paper to have a shine, but not a real pool of water laying on it to start (your Aqua Painter will probably release a bit more water as you work)
- let the ink swirl and move as it wants (you can help it along a SMALL amount but when you play with it too much you often get really muddied colours)
- if you can possibly wait, let your paint air dry (your dry lines will be less harsh than if you dry it with your heat tool)
Don’t forget to make a matching inside!
Over to You
OK, now it’s your turn. Grab some ink refills, an Aqua Painter and a stack of watercolour paper and get busy!
Needing a few supplies? Here are all the items I used.Stamp Techniques for Watercolour
I’m so glad you took a peek at what I shared today. And hopefully it gave you a shot of inspiration to make a few backgrounds yourself. Take a few of my stamp techniques for watercolour and let’s see what you can create!