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. Wow…great instructions….got out my copies and my new watercolor cards and followed along. BEAUTIFUL! Now to work on some more watercolor cards.

  2. Hmmm – very interested in these watercolor cards. Love what you did with them – colors you used were great. Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques!

  3. Thanks for the inspiration, Kelly! I didn’t think about adding my own creative flair because you’re right, at first glance we may think it’s already a finished image. Love how you added the pop of colors with the inks and copics :)

  4. Gorgeous coloring & fantastic cards! Thanks for sharing how to use these paintables in a different way!

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