Messy Watercolor Technique

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are planning to join our Work It Wednesday challenge! Please join me in welcoming back special guest Amy Lee to our blog! She’s sharing some tips and tricks for a cool messy watercolor technique! Be sure to read on and enjoy! Thanks!
Messy Watercolor Technique

Hello friends! Today I am sharing my watercolor card featuring Simon supplies. I tied together rainbow colors with “believe in your dreams” sentiment and a carousel horse for a whimsical story. Doesn’t this card remind you of childhood dreams? I hope it does spark something inside of you!

Messy Watercolor Technique

To make this card. I first laid the gorgeous SSS Circular Lace Stencil on a piece of watercolor paper. Then, I ink blended on it with rainbow colors of distress inks as base (listed below). After that, I watercolored on it using darker shades of distress inks and added ink splatters. When everything is dried, I die cut the panel using SSS Basic Rectangles Die.

For the focal point of the card, I die cut more paper using the SSS Carousel Horse Die for five times and glued them together. I used Wink of Stella pen to add a lot of sparkle to the top layer. For the sentiment, I stamped the “believe” word from the SSS Believe Stamp Set using Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink. I then clear embossed it and die cut out using the SSS Believe Die Set. For the rest of the sentiment, I white heat embossed on black card stock.
To finish, I mounted everything in place using foam tape and Scor-Tape onto cardstock.
That’s it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!! :)

Messy Watercolor Technique

Thanks so much for reading and thanks to special guest Amy for this fabulous inspiration!

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  1. This year I am really seeing a number of stencils being used. Something I have not used in years and years. And the old ones were so very basic. A cloud. A crescent moon. The new ones are so beautiful. Must give them a try.

  2. Such a fun card! Love that you can get a little messy with your colors and not worry about it. Thanks for sharing.❤️

  3. Love the loose, messy watercolor – something the slightly-OCD me has a hard time doing! But I’m going to try… :-)

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