I'm loving the limited-time Blended Seasons Bundle! It's so versatile, not only because it covers all the seasons of the year, but because the images are perfect for all kinds of coloring techniques! Today, I'm bringing back a fun White Wash Watercolor technique with this featured set to try out the new Watercolor Pencils Assortment #2. I've created a quick video to help you try the technique on your own and a project sheet that you can print out for reference.
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Blended Seasons White Washed Watercolor CardFrom Watercolor Pencils to Stampin' Blends, ink pads to Stampin' Write Markers, there are many fun ways to color in the images in the Blended Seasons stamp set. I decided to take it up a notch and bring back a Too Cool technique that I hadn't tried in awhile—White Washed Watercolor! The technique allows you to color with Watercolor Pencils on a dark background for a subtle, painted look. It looks great on lighter colors, too! Try it!
Watercolor Floral—I stamped the same floral image in VersaMark clear ink onto a 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock, then sprinkled it with Copper Embossing Powder and heat-set it with a Heat Tool until glossy & smooth. I colored the image with White Craft Ink applied with an Aqua Painter to create a semi-opaque foundation for the color. After that was completely dry, I colored each area with a dry Watercolor Pencil, just laying down color in each area without fully coloring to the lines. Then, I used the Aqua Painter to blend the color and paint it to the lines. If you want, you can wait for that to dry, then add more layers of colors and shading.
I used Flirty Flamingo, Cherry Cobbler, Gorgeous Grape, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and Garden Green colors, all new to the #2 Assortment, for this image. Play with the colors for different looks! I wiped the image with a tissue to remove any residual color from the shiny copper embossing. I popped up the label with Dimensionals over the ribbon.
Finishing Touches—I embossed the Blended Seasons sentiment in Copper Embossing Powder onto a 2-1/4" x 3/4" piece of Whisper White, then fish-tailed the end before attaching it to the focal point with SNAIL adhesive. I finished by adding a couple of Gorgeous Grape Glitter Enamel Dots.
Two Cool—My second version starts with a Petal Pink card base, and I used Petal Pink ink to stamp the flowers on the background. I also wrapped some Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon around the card front.
Focal Point—This time, I tried Calypso Coral for the focal point background, embossing in the same Copper color.
I colored with a combination of Watercolor Pencils from the original set and new assortment: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Balmy Blue.
Finishing Touches—The greeting was stamped in Gorgeous Grape onto Whisper White, then die-cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits, which goes perfectly with its faux-stitching!
See this technique in action: White Washed Watercolor Technique Video.
Which White Wash Card Do You Like Best?
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