Watercoloring is an easy way to bring a flush of color to embellish a card. Used on the front or inside the card, watercolor images are striking and can help to create the unique look of your signature design. Today we will look at two different ways to create simple color coordination through watercolor, with no-fail results.
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Die Cutting Watercolor Panels
Color Theory Designer Series Paper helps take the guess work out of choosing colors that give success. In this new pack of patterned paper that is available to purchase on June 1st, Stampin Up has paired four colors that coordinate with each other. Whether two colors or all four are used together, they work. The paper pack also features lighter shades and textures of these four colors that are perfect for a watercolor bird. With the pre-selection of these base colors, the work is done and it time to have fun choosing the colors and shades we like best.
The watercolor bird was created in two different ways. The coloring is an example of creating with the “wet-on-wet” watercolor technique. First the paper is coated in tap water with an Aqua painter or paint brush. Once wet, simply drip the color from a favorite stamp pad or reinker bottle and watch the colors spread over the wet surface.
The bird was first stamped and heat embossed directly onto the watercolor paper. Many of the elements were embossed with gold in order to tie into the design. Once colored and dry, the watercolor bird can be used with the framelit and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine from Stampin’ Up! to create a beautiful die cut for your card.
For a visual demonstration of these techniques, see the video below.
Measurements for this project
Very Vanilla card base: 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″
Old Olive card stock layer: 3 3/4″ x 5″ + scrap for sentiment
Color Theory DSP panel: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
Vellum card stock scrap for stamp/die cut
Watercolor card stock scrap for bird stamp/die cut
Here is the video I made for the construction of this project. CLICK HERE to watch or watch bellow
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