Hello! Watercoloring continues to be really popular among cardmakers and there are lots and lots of ways to approach watercoloring. Today I am sharing a very easy technique you can do to create watercolor background and add shading to the focal image.

I’ve been “collecting” lots of ink pads since couple years ago, it seems that ink pads are my most weak points and I can’t help but getting all different kinds of them. So I decided to put them to use to get more out of them. Today I am using Wplus9 Dye Inks: Sweet Nector, Miami Spice, and Flamingo. These are so yummy! Check out the video above to see how I create the background using them.


You can leave it just the way it is after adding block watercolor background, but I wanted to do little bit more to pop out the flower image here. So I used black ink pad, added water to soften the colors, and used a brush to put some shades onto the stamped image. Just light enough to help the image stand out. Then I added Wink of Stella for subtle shine and glittery look.


I also used My Favorite Things Inside and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die set to set the frame for the watercolor layer. I really am in love with this die set – it adds such a nice touch!

This technique is great for both new and seasoned stampers. I hope you give it a try!

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