Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Watercolour technique for a Watercolour challenged individual.

HI there Creators

Well this week I'm joining in the Watercolour Technique Blog run by Crafty Collaborations which is a collection of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world๐Ÿ˜Š this one was truly a challenge as I'm not really that great at watercolour!

So I had an idea that I wanted to watercolour a few flowers from my new Pierced Blooms dies and make a kind of bouquet out of it, my initial attempts at properly watercolouring them failed dismally lol however after dropping one into the remains of colour that was on my silicone sheet I had an idea......

Here is the card I made, and I have some close ups and explanations to follow.
Stampin' Up!, Pierced Blooms dies, In Bloom Stamps, Watercolour
So my technique....  I used water color paper and cut out the die pieces, then painted each piece with water, inked up a blank stampin' block then dabbed the block onto the pieces till I liked the colour of them, with the flowers I repeated this method with a couple of colours.  I've used the Subtles colours.
stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms dies, In Bloom stamps, watercolour
I really love the way it gives that slightly splotchy look (plus it's so easy to accomplish)๐Ÿ˜‰

stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms dies, In Bloom stamps, watercolour
stampin' Up! Pierced Blooms dies, In Bloom stamps, watercolour
For the label I've stamped first, with one of the saying from the matching In Bloom Stamp set then cut out with the dies, and just painted the edges with water, then dabbed the inky block onto the edges. Just so you know the dies and stamps do come as a bundle - In Bloom Bundle (yay for 10% off!!)   I really felt this ribbon the Pool Party Sheer ribbon matched the watercolouring on the card nicely.
Lastly I've added some of the oh so gorgeous Pastel Pearls, it was very hard only to add a couple hence every flower ended up with pearls lol.

Well that's it from me, I hope it inspires you to have a go at this way of watercolouring!

do check out what the others in this blog hop have created
God Bless love
Heather xox


  1. I love the way you watercolored the flowers!

  2. I love the look of this - it's absolutely beautiful!

  3. I think you've done an amazing job. Beautiful

  4. Love the look of the watercoloured flowers! Beautiful card