Simple Watercoloring – Day 2

Hello! I’m back with another instalment of Simple Watercoloring. This mini series is all about the easiest ways to add a watercolor look to your paper crafting projects. I said it on Day 1 - I’m not interested in techniques that are going to cause me stress & take the fun out of card making. These cards are easy and doable – trust me – I’m no artist!

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For today’s card I created a mask using circle dies and cardstock. I used 2 pieces of heavy cardstock to create the mask as I knew it would be getting wet. In hindsight, I might have opted for acetate as the water did still manage to seep through the mask a little. In this instance, however, I felt the ‘mistake’ added to the natural, watercolor look of the card.

I first added water to the circle openings using a paint brush. Next, I used re-inkers to add the color, carefully dropping small dots of color. Using more water, I smoothed together the colors. Often I went in and added additional color to intensify the look. I finished off the card with some enamel hearts and a bold sentiment from this Winnie & Walter set.

The card is for the current Case this Sketch challenge – I loved this week’s sketch.

Thanks so much for stopping by today – wishing you a wonderful Thursday!

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