Thursday, February 22, 2018

AECP - Creative Watercolor Media

Watercoloring can be very relaxing for me because I enjoy how loose and forgiving it is.  My favorite images are florals and today I selected this great one from Altenew.

The floral image more than covers an A2 card, so you will see I trimmed it down, covering the card front.
The image was stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder onto Arches Cold Press 140lb watercolor paper.

I used my mini ink cubes to watercolor and started by smooshing the pad onto a white tile.  This is an easy surface to work with and clean-up is a breeze.
I selected Fresh Lemon, Mango Smoothy, Peach Perfect, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry for the flowers leaving Parrot and Dark Chocolate for the stems and leaves.

Using a paint brush and water, I freely colored the image adding different layers of color after drying the first layer.  
After the image was good and dry I did a very wet, loose water color background using Dew Drops.  This made the image pop and really finished things off.

I selected the Halftone Everything Stamp and Die for the sentiment

A little glitter paper for the sentiment and accent along with Clear Wink of Stella. 

Thanks for visiting today



Altenew - Sketchy Floral
Altenew - Halftone Everything stamp and die 
Altenew Mini Ink Cubes


  1. Love this! Inspires me to try watercoloring more! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love your watercolor images! The mix of colors and layering are absolutely gorgeous, Nancy!