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.
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.
And my final output..
A closer look at those butterflies..
I’m entering this card in VSC Challenge #23, Distress (I used Peacock feather distress ink to create my watercolor background).