Saturday, January 24, 2015

Another Watercolor Card

Hi everyone.  I've got another watercolor card for you today.  I'm still working on projects from my online class.  I'm loving it so much.  All of this is so "out of the box" for me, which is a good thing.  Here's the finished card.


I must say it turned out well.  I love the variation of colors and how they all blend into each other.  Here's how I did it.


I started with a piece of watercolor paper and these Distress Inks.  Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord.  I wanted to stay in the same color family but have a variation of intensities.


I laid down the Milled Lavender first, adding lots of water to move the ink around on one end of the paper.


You can see how I inked up the acrylic block with the Shaded Lilac next.  It looks like it would be pretty ugly on the paper but not so.  I made sure to spritz the block with water before inking the paper.


The next color is Seedless Raspberries.  You can see how nicely the colors are blending without any real work.  The last ink color on the block is Dusty Concord.  It's the darkest.


This photo looks like a hot mess but if you try this you must trust yourself to keep on creating!  Because this is what the panel looked like after moving the inks around and drying it with a heat tool.


I trimmed the edges.  Somehow I got yellow ink on the paper, which did not fit into my color scheme at all.  I mounted the panel onto a Rich Razzleberry card base.  I then die cut the "hello" word from some glitter cardstock and centered it on the finished card.


I think it's even prettier than the photo.  Hum, which special friend should I send it to?  Maybe YOU!!!


  1. Oh I love this technique you shared and can't wait to give it a try. Your card turned out beautiful too. Have a blessed day!

  2. really pretty. I love the way you explained it. really lovely combo!