Easy Watercolour Effect Cards for Beginners and Beyond – Crafting LIVE REPLAY with Liz. Did you catch my YouTube Live yesterday? I gave you a sneak peek of one of the stamp sets you can earn FREE during Sale-a-Bration. Sale-a-Bration starts today and runs to the end of August, so there is no better time to place a qualifying order, especially as the new July December Mini Catalogue also launched today. Remember the more you spend in any one order, the more items you can choose FREE.
The first card I made uses a very simple watercolour technique. I started by using the Fox image, stamped in Cajun Craze onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper. Taking the smallest of my Water Painters and very little water, I blended the ink to fill the stamped image. To get some of the definition back, I then used the Cajun Craze Watercolour Pencil to add some tone on tone shading.
To finish the card, I simply added it to a Cajun Craze Mat that I had passed through the Timber 3D Embossing folder, and layered that onto a Crumb Cake mat. My finishing touch was to add some Brushed Metallic Dots around the image. Such a simple card to make.
My second card used a version of the No-Line Watercolour Technique and the Duck image. I stamped in Gray Granite, so that the image was visible, but not stark. This time I coloured just with Watercolour Pencils and a Water Painter, again, keeping the Water Painter quite dry. I chose to use Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie for my ducks, with some Old Olive for the ground.
To help tie everything together, I used an Old Olive mat, with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder, as well as some Old Olive ribbon. The layers were then added to a Crumb Cake Cardbase.
My last card sued the Fig Branch image. My husband has a few fig trees in the garden, so I have a pretty good idea of what they look like. I stamped in Garden Green, blended with a damp Water Painter before adding some Garden Green Watercolour Pencil to the whole image. For the figs I used some Rich Razzleberry Watercolour Pencil. All of the colours were blended together and then a final layer of Early Espresso was added to give some definition.
Although I am quite the fan of cards with lots of open space, I felt that this card needed something more. I added some splatters around the image using the last stamp in the set and some Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink. This filled the space just enough for me.
As timing would have it, July is World Watercolour month, so I have kicked it off with these really simple techniques. I will be bringing a few more techniques your way in the coming days and weeks, so keep those eyes peeled, and don’t forget to follow all my social media accounts. There are links at the top of my website and in my Side Bar on this site (if you are not viewing on a phone or tablet).
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Half Sheet of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Half Sheet of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
Nail Varnish Colours
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