Watercoloring in cards

The art medium “Watercolors” are just so popular in card making right now. There are a number of  supplies you can use to do a watercolor technique and some of them that I already have are watercolor pencils, distress inks and pigment inks.

When I started with card making, the watercolor pencils are the one I used often to color my images since  they have  variety of colors available. At the time, I don’t have alcohol markers and some few distress markers came only later in my supplies.

So for today, I’m glad I had the chance to try the watercolor look in my card project. there are a lot of great watercolor card inspirations that I see online and I must be trying out this technique before another technique madness comes 🙂

I initially used the Prang watercolors but later moved to use the distress inks (for today I settled for Peacock Feathers distress ink).


I tried the red too and other watercolor sheets just to play around.

sample distress

I used watercolor paper and dip the paper to the wet distress ink to fill the background. I love the color of the Peacock feather so I continued to fill the background with more coats as it dry.

The stamps I used are from Sarah Hurley Butterflies stamp set.


For the butterflies, I fussy cut them after stamping, then run a wet brush all over the edges to create a watercolor too, that can also achieve using pigment inks.

I then stamps the rest of the butterflies and do the same watercoloring around it.

stamped butterfly

And my final output..


A closer look at those butterflies..

close up lay

Note, the current challenge for this month at Sarah Hurley’s blog is Anything Goes. There’s still time to play so go ahead and try something out like water coloring.

I’m entering this card in VSC Challenge #23, Distress (I used Peacock feather distress ink to create my watercolor background).


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