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Creating easy watercolor designs

Happy Tuesday friends!

Raquel here again sharing a trio of cards I made using a super simple watercolor technique.

I wanted to use the new Liquid Watercolors and give you a glimpse of how gorgeous they are. I love they also blend so easily so I decided to do some ink smooshing and some rainbow gradient patterns.

For my first project I used the Folk Floral Stem Stamp. I started out gold heat embossing this image onto the Pinkfresh Studio watercolor paper and choose Regal Kiss, Opulence, Seaside and Sky Blue liquid watercolors.

I taped my watercolor cardstock to a board and applied some water with a brush. I poured a couple of drops of each color on my work surface and applied it onto the paper starting at the bottom with Regal Kiss, then Opulence, Seaside and lastly Sky Blue. As I told you these liquid watercolors blend beautifully and the colors are so vibrant...I just love how this blend turned out so I applied another layer with the same colors and call it done.

I left it air dry for half an hour and then cut our the stem with the coordinating die and run the background through my die cutting machine using the Stitched Rectangles die . Then I foam mounted the Folk Floral stem again onto this background again offsetting it a bit.

For my second project I used the Thanks for Being there stamp. I white heat embossed it onto my watercolor paper. The idea was to do some ink smooshing. I just used three liquid watercolors: Picked Raspberry, Sunshine and Slumber. I picked a little bit of each color with a piece of acetate and smooshed it onto my paper. I sprized it with a litlle bit of water to get everything moving. I had really strong colors on that first layer but I didn´t mind at all. I was going for a more kind of wash look so I applied more color to certain areas with a wet brush and let it air dry.

Once the image was dry, I added some details with my Polychromos colored pencils and cut it out with cordinating die. I decided to make a 4x4 inch square card with these pretty flowers. I added some interest to the background adhering the Floral Grid Coverplate die cut diagonally and some circles diecuts using the Stitched Scalloped Circles dies and the Essentials Folk Edge circle dies.

For my last project I used the Simplest Gestures Stamp set. I stamped the image onto the Pinkfresh Studio watercolor paper with Detail Black ink and clear heat embossed it. Again, I taped my paper to a hard board and applied some water. Next up I poured  a drop of Raspberry Bliss, Marigold, Sunshine, Grassy knoll, Aquamarine, Seaside and Regal Kiss to working surface and applied it onto my image with a wet brush following that very same rainbow order. Once it was dry I also added some touches of color with my colored pencils.

To add some extra dimension to this design, I embossed the Simplest Gestures Stamp onto my front panel with Satin Pearl embossing powder and added some texture with colorful stripes and a Stitched Scalloped Square die cut foam mounted onto a panel die cut out of the Dotted Lattice Coverplate die cut.

I hope you find these projects inspiring and thank you so much for stopping by!



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