Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Having a few easy cardmaking techniques at your disposal can liven up a simple project. Today’s project explains how to create messy watercolor with simple, easy to duplicate instructions.
How to Messy Watercolor
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measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Watercolor paper scraps for die cuts & sentiment
Lots of Lavender stamp set
Free stamps? Yes, please!
There are some really great stamp sets offered this year as a free with purchase during Sale-a-bration. Lots of Lavender stamp set is one of the best and most popular. Among the pretty flowers is the small rose and leaves image. This is a perfect image to create a messy watercoloring look. I’ve paired another Sale-a-bration stamp set for the sentiment. Happy Wishes is filled with beautifully drawn sentiments, perfect for the messy watercolor look. It is the organized look that compliments the unorganized look of messy watercoloring.
How to Messy Watercolor
Close your eyes & aim for the paper
Did you eat sloppy joe as a kid? Was it good but messy? The messy watercolor reminds of just slapping paint on an image and going with it. Of course going outside the lines is perfectly acceptable! In all the messiness, be sure to still hit some of the areas with the proper colors, to give the semblance of order in chaos. After the sloppy part is done, I usually go back over the image and darken some areas where the color is supposed to be, and this brings the crazy back in an organized fashion.
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Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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