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 your cards and great way to use the coloring panel! I don’t have Copics but was wondering if I could get a similar effect with Distress markers on the watercoloring?

  2. Beautiful cards! I thought they looked like Hawaiian shirts, too. You’ve encouraged me to try these paintables.

  3. It’s a great idea to use the die cut and the negative, so not a single piece of this art work gets lost. I love the vibrant colors.

  4. Kelly, these cards are gorgeous! I loved how you’ve colored the flowers, they’re so vibrant. Thank you for sharing. ?

  5. WOW!!! These cards are amazing! I just love the colors and style – your cards are always wonderful!

  6. Your colors are gorgeous and I am so impressed with the dimension you were able to color in to make the flowers stand out. I am just learning to color and have a long way to go. Thanks for the video!

  7. AH-MAZ-ING!! I have never used my copics with watercolor. Mind blown!! Love it, thank you for the inspiration!!

  8. These cards are stunning!! Love how you were able to make two cards from one, I love doing that! Thanks so much for sharing!

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