Watercoloring with Suzy’s Paintables!

Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by today! Please welcome our special bi-monthly guest Kelly Latevola back to the blog with this bright bold and blue card inspiration! Read on for more information and be sure to watch the video! Enjoy!

Suzy's Paintables Mothers Fathers Florals

Hi guys It’s Kelly here and today we are going to be taking a different approach to Suzy’s Paintables! I think often times we look at Suzy’s paintables as a complete card, and they totally can be, but often we don’t really add anything to make them our own. You could add your own doodling, or die cutting, almost any technique you use when you start with blank cardstock can be used to change up the paintables. 

Today I decided to do a bit of watercoloring before I started coloring with markers. Just creating the background makes such a huge difference! You can use any watercolor medium but I always love the bright pigments in Distress Ink so I opted for them. You can use just one layer for a soft look or multiple layers for bolder color. I’m a big fan of bold color so I went with two layers. After everything was good and dry I went in with my Copic markers to start adding some dimension to the flowers and leaves. 

I hope you enjoy seeing the images come to life and are inspired to create something in your own style! 

Watch the video:

Suzy's Paintables Mothers Fathers Florals


Thanks so much for reading, and thanks to Kelly for being our special guest!

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  1. Love Altenew! They have the most beautiful, unque stamps! I encourage all my stamping friends to try them!

  2. At the moment, this is my favorite of your videos, Kelly! I thought it was wonderful with just the watercoloring & then you added the COPICs! I’m totally in awe!

  3. I love making another card from my negatives if I can. These are so fabulous and glorious in colors.

  4. Kelly, both of these cards are fantastic! (Honesty, I am such a card nerd! LOL I really should stay away from these blogs now that we have FINALLY got good weather and take a break. Its cards like these that draw me back!) Oh dear….
    Congratulations to all of Simon’s lucky winners, I am SO happy for you all!

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