I made a video tutorial to show you how to create my watercolor card from start to finish. You can watch it above or in HD on YouTube.
This video includes:
- Introduction to Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set.
- A quick and easy way to watercolor stamped floral images using a watercolor brush.
- How to add splatters on the background including a quick tip for a watercolor beginner.
- How to add interest and depth to your watercolored images by adding dots and different colors.
- How to fix a stamping mistake when you have a missing area on your sentiment.
- My craft desk after my project is done – I hope you can relate to my messy desk.
I started by stamping the images from the Spring Daisy Stamp Set with a waterproof black ink on the A2-sized cold press watercolor paper. Then I colored them with Watercolor 36 Pan Set and the fine watercolor brush included in the set. I used a quick and easy watercoloring technique that anyone can do.
Once I picked up some Citrus Burst from my watercolor pan set with my watercolor brush, I applied the color for the base layer. I loosely watercolored each petal with less pigment and lots of water, leaving some white areas to indicate the highlights on the petals.
Then I brought in more color with Fresh Lemon which is one shade darker than the previous color. I applied Fresh Lemon toward the bottom of each petal and where two petals meet together to indicate the shading areas. Next, I went over the paint to diffuse the color using my watercolor brush by adding a bit of water to the paint.
Next, I colored my second flower with Cotton Candy for the first layer. Then I picked up Citrus Burst with my watercolor brush and applied the pigment toward the bottom of each petal. While the paper was still wet, I brought in Coral Berry to add more color to my petals.
I added some details and depth to my images by adding tiny dots using more pigment and less water toward the bottom of each petal and veins to indicate the shading areas.
I also applied a hint of orange on my yellow flower using Sunkissed and a hint of yellow on my pink flower using Fresh Lemon to create some interest.
To bring attention to my colorful floral images, I colored my entire background using Industrial Diamond from the Watercolor 36 Pan Set. After my coloring was done, I mounted my watercolor panel on the A2-sized top folding card base using double-sided tape.
FYI, here is the list of the main paint colors I used for watercoloring:
- Pink flower: Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Rubellite, Sunkissed
- Yellow flower: Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Warm Sunshine
- Leaves: Forest Glades, Evergreen
- Background: Industrial Diamond
I also added some tiny dots by picking up the ink using a tip of my jewel picker. This is a great way to create a look of controlled splatters if you are not good at creating splatters.
I finished off my card by stamping the sentiment from the Smile More Stamp Set in black. There is no photo, but I also stamped the sentiment inside my card and another sentiment on the back of my card using my all-time favorite stamp set which is the Crafty Life Stamp Set.
My watercolor paper got warped from watercoloring and heat tool. So I covered my watercolor card with a print paper and placed it under some heavy book overnight to make it flat. That’s all for my card today. Hope you love what I created.
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That is it for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!