I love to find different ways to color floral stamps on my cards. Alcohol inks are my top pick because of the ability to blend and create shadows as well as the control factor. I do love the freeform look of watercolor, but controlling the color can sometimes be difficult. Tim Holtz Distress Crayons can be a great option to get that watercolor look with a little more control on your project.
By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
These gorgeous, and surprisingly realistic flowers are made out of a very commonplace item–coffee filters!
By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.
Bright watercolors that let you stay in the lines without heat embossing? Count me in! For today’s project, I wanted to try Nuvo’s Aqua Flow pens. They are basically highly pigmented liquid watercolors in an easy to use pen. The colors offered are so bold and bright, I definitely had to include flowers.
I love watercolor painting because it’s so versatile and so beautiful. You can have fun experimenting, or try to paint a scene. You can blend it, add resist to it, and so many other fun ideas. This is a great way to release some stress. There’s no wrong way to watercolor!
A little glitter can take a simple watercolor design to the next level. You can use it as an accent, or highlight certain areas of your creation.
By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Spring has finally arrived and just right around the corner is Easter. Now is the time to start working on the cards that you’d like to give this time of year. This beautiful egg shaped card is perfect for sharing the season.
By Home Decor Contributor Alyssa
One of my favorite artistic mediums to play with is watercolor. I love how unpredictable it is, and how easily you can fake a masterpiece when you use it. It’s a little intimidating at first, but honestly, it’s pretty easy to master.
What’s the key to mastering watercolor? Start simple and don’t be afraid to use water. I think where most people go wrong is either using colors on opposite ends of the color wheel and having them blend into a muddy mess, or not using enough water and ending up with a dry, brushed on look rather than the common fluidity and water-stained look that watercolor is known for. In this DIY, I hope you can take a look at my piece and some of the techniques I used, and pull away some inspiration.