My class on the weekend had a watercolour theme by request. I love designing classes that suit the stampers in attendance – it gives the project design a little something extra.
Watercolouring is lots of fun and has many different styles. Within the Stampin’ Up! range, you can use Watercolor Paper, Shimmery White cardstock & Whisper White cardstock as your base. Then your tools of choice are blender pens or aqua painters. And finally a choice of ink – Staz On, Archival Black/Grey, Craft White (for bokeh). Each combination gives its own result. Changing one feature can change the project entirely.
Here’s what we made…
AQUA PAINTER COLOURING on WHISPER WHITE
Stamp Set: Best Thoughts (Hostess set from 2015 Annual Catalogue)
BOKEH TECHNIQUE – AQUA PAINTERS with REINKERS on WATERCOLOR PAPER
Stamp Set: I Think You’re Great (2015 Annual Catalogue)
BLENDER PENS on SHIMMERY WHITE CARDSTOCK
Stamp Set: Christmas Cuties (featured in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue)
As a technique, colouring can take a little bit of time to develop your skills. Some people are drawn towards one method of watercolouring more than others – which is what art & expression is all about. I always forget to take pictures of what the ladies made during the class, but their end products were so creative and it was a pleasure to watch their cards evolve as they added colour & played with their own style.
Thanks for the inspiration ladies, it’s always so delightful to spend time crafting with you. Kelly x
Watercolor Card/Paper Options
Watercolor Tool Options
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