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Hello Crafters!

I hope you guys are having an amazing weekend! It snowed here quite a bit on Friday but today it got up to 50 degrees so we snuck in a quick walk with the dog and a trip to the playground. It was pretty much a winning day ya’ll.

Since I am feeling all things bright and colorful I made a card to fit my mood. I’ve heard a few people say that watercoloring, no line watercoloring is really overwhelming. I want to share a quick little cheat to getting beautiful no line watercolor with minimal work.

They totally look like free hand painted flowers right? But did I free hand paint them?

Um no. Insert the stencil to show us the way ya’ll.

I started by laying down a very light layer of distress oxide ink over the stencil onto some watercolor paper. You’ll need to either mask the areas you want to be different colors or use small sponge daubers to get the colors where you want them. When I watercolored I used two different colors to add interest but you’ll want to start with your lightest color when doing the stenciling.

To prepare for the painting I smooshed my distress oxide inks onto my craft mat to create a palette. After the stenciling was done I used a smaller #2 round brush to wet the entire petal. Once the petal (leaf, berry etc) was wet I picked up some of the original color and dropped it onto the petal then I added the secondary color the same way. Now here’s the hard part.

Walk away.

Walk away ya’ll. Drop the color and leave it. It’ll be ugly. You’ll want to keep painting it. Don’t. I promise you the water will do the work and your results will be beautiful.

When all the painting was done and dry I trimmed the card panel down. I quickly realized I could make two cards out of the one piece and decided not to let any of it go to waste 🙂 I die cut the because script and outline both in white then used my distress oxides ink pads to color the outline. I colored an extra little strip too.

You can see the entire card from start to finish in the video below.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9OlkIOiI74]

I love that you can stamp in distress oxides too so everything is super matchy matchy haha!

Thank you guys so much for stopping by!

I hope you enjoy the few hours of your weekend 🙂


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