Video: Jewel Toned Watercolor Mega Succulent

by Erum Tasneem

Hello!

I have a super cool technique to share with you today. This is my favorite watercolor technique and I use it all the time. This technique is called wet-on-wet watercoloring. For today's card, I am using the beautiful Mega Succulent Stamp Set.

Altenew Mega Succulent Stamp Set | Caps Bold Alphabet Dies | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To start, I stamped the Mega Succulent Stamp Set onto watercolor paper with Altenew Clear Embossing Ink. Then, I heat embossed it with Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder.

Next, I added water to the petal and dropped in a blue-green color. To this, I dropped in green color. And then tipped my paper a bit so that the color would flow. This usually results in beautiful marbling patterns.

Below is a photo showing you how gorgeous the effect looks. To make this more interesting, I added a little bit of gold color as well.

Altenew Mega Succulent Stamp Set | Caps Bold Alphabet Dies | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Doesn't it look beautiful?

You can follow this technique one petal at a time or do the entire piece in one go. If you try the latter, remember to pick up excess paint/water with a tissue paper to add interest.

Altenew Mega Succulent Stamp Set | Caps Bold Alphabet Dies | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

After I was done with watercoloring, I die cut the letters from Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set to form the word “You”. For this, I used Gold Foil Cardstock which I stacked up a few times to turn it into chipboard pieces.

Altenew Mega Succulent Stamp Set | Caps Bold Alphabet Dies | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

On top of the stacked “you”, I popped up a thin strip of gold embossed sentiment that I had lying around.

Altenew Mega Succulent Stamp Set | Caps Bold Alphabet Dies | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

In the end, I added gold confetti and popped the card front on a Kraft card base.

You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

Mega Succulent Watercolor Video

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SUPPLIES USED:

Embossing Ink
[ ALTN ]
Rose Gold Crisp Embossing Powder
[ ALTN ]
Gold Foil Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
[ ALTN ]
Mega Succulent Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set
[ ALTN ]

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amy April 8, 2018 - 10:04

THIS is AMAZING.

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Erum Tasneem April 8, 2018 - 12:24

Thank you Amy :)

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Geneviève April 8, 2018 - 11:42

Wow so happy I received my stamp so I can try .

Love the choice of colors . These videos are really helpful . Thank you.

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Erum Tasneem April 8, 2018 - 12:25

Thank you ♥

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SmilynStef April 8, 2018 - 12:55

I love hearing your voice … and watching you create … can’t wait to try this technique … so lovely.

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Erum Tasneem April 9, 2018 - 02:55

Thank you Stef :)

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Debbie April 8, 2018 - 13:12

What type of water color did you use?

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Erum Tasneem April 9, 2018 - 02:55

I used Gansai Tambi watercolors.

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Kari D April 8, 2018 - 14:08

Eek! This is just so GORGEOUS! You are so right, the tendrils of color in each petal are amazing. Thank you for showing me HOW you did this. NOW I need to try! You.Just.Rock.

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Erum Tasneem April 9, 2018 - 02:59

haha you are a gem! Thank you Kari :)

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Lagene April 8, 2018 - 16:18

Beautiful marbled watercolored succulent!

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Erum Tasneem April 12, 2018 - 11:02

Thank you♥

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Olive M April 8, 2018 - 18:31

This is amazing. The colors are fabulous and the marbeling is gorgeous. I so want to try that out. Thank you so much for the video, it was great to watch the project develop.

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Erum Tasneem April 12, 2018 - 11:05

Thanks Olive!

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Cristina April 9, 2018 - 06:52

this stamp is so full of possibilities and your creation is really magical…LOVE the colors!!!
Cristina
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Erum Tasneem April 12, 2018 - 11:18

Thank you!

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Karthikha Uday April 9, 2018 - 08:44

Wow! Gorgeous! Love the depth!

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Erum Tasneem April 12, 2018 - 11:19

Thank you♥

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Erica M April 9, 2018 - 12:18

I love this, so glad you’ve watercolored this stamp. As an avid succulent gardener, my larger plants have variations of color in each petal. I love this, can’t wait to see the galaxy version, lol. What watercolors do you use? They’re so vibrant, even dried. Thanks for sharing.

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Erum Tasneem April 12, 2018 - 11:21

Thanks! I used the Gansai Tambi watercolors.

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Janet McCurry April 12, 2018 - 11:00

Another great card! love the colors and the technique is so attainable! Thankyou!

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Erum Tasneem April 12, 2018 - 11:22

It is :) Thanks!

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Tammy Hanson April 18, 2018 - 04:41

Absolutely stunning! Would you share what brand and colors of paint you used? I’m just in love with the shades in your example.

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