Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Watercolor

Welcome to the July edition of the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop!

Our theme this month is WATERCOLOR!

I will admit that watercoloring is not my forte.  But, Stampin’ Up provides the tools that make it easy and mistake-proof.   And, there are plenty of tutorials around the interwebs to help you learn the umpteen bazillion different techniques.

So, since really like sets of cohesive cards, I decided I wanted to do something kind of fall-y.  I created a color scheme…

Then I chose a stamp set…  I went with Colorful Seasons because of the coordinating dies.

And, then I chose a technique.  I went with the block spritzing technique.  It’s really simple.  You take a clear BLOCK and color it with Stampin’ Write Markers. Then you SPRITZ it with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer. Then you place the block onto your paper (thick white, thick vanilla, shimmery white and watercolor paper work the best… but you can use regular whisper white in a pinch).  Pull off the block and let it dry.  Ta-da!  You have water colored!

I also did a full page f watercolor paper where I used the markers to color randomly then used an AQUAPAINTER with blur it.  I couldn’t figure out why this didn’t seem to work as well.  Oops!  I had grabbed the aquapainter with the alcohol instead of water.  But, in the end, it worked!

Well, here are my creations!  Hope you like them!!!

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting JOANNE CANTRELL. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don’t want to miss any!”

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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne

13 thoughts on “Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Watercolor

  1. Oh my goodness you have been busy Joanne ! I love all of these but if I had to pick a favourite it’d be the last one ! I just love how you’ve combined the two stamp and die sets to create this card along with the water coloured Die cut sentiment.

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