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. Your card is wonderful. I love the stencil idea and the awesome colors. Believe is a favorite word of mine and I love how it was used. Beautiful card.

  2. I recently tried to make a background like this; however, I used Color Burst inks. I got a pretty background but could hardly see the stencil. I ended up die cutting a couple of sentiments from it…wish I had seen this project first; I could have done something similar.

  3. Amy, I just love your messy watercolor technique and will try it very soon. I do love the roller coaster die set but gosh the price is just to steep for retirees like me! It is a lot of fun to see how different designers use the new issues from Simon Says. Hugs.

  4. Yesterday I tried a watercolor technique because of your post. It came out great! I was impressed with what I learned. Thank you so much!

  5. What a beautiful card! I love the watercolor effect. I was just at an amusement park and got to ride the carousel. Loved it!

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