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Floral Frame Watercolor Card using Border Stamping and Watercoloring (5 Watercoloring Tips)

by May Park-

Winner and Walter_Floral Frame Card using Watercoloring

Hi, crafty friends. Today I’m so excited to share a watercolor card that I made for the Winnie&Walter blog as a guest designer this month. Here is what I came up with:

Winner and Walter_Floral Frame Card using Watercoloring

I created a couple of watercolor cards using the beautiful stamps from Winnie&Walter: In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet and The Big, the Bold and Friends. I can’t believe that I’ve made cards using watercoloring 7 times in a row for the last few weeks. I really hope you are not tired of seeing my watercolor cards. 😉

Winner and Walter_Floral Frame Card using Watercoloring

To create my floral frame card, I stamped the images along the border of my card front and colored them with Gansai Tambi watercolors. After that, I added some ink splatters and clear sequins to give an extra interest.

I’d love for you to watch my video tutorial as I shared lots of tips in the video. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube. Hope you find it helpful.

Winner and Walter_Floral Frame Card using Watercoloring

How to Make a Floral Frame Card using Border Stamping and Watercoloring 

  1. Stamp the images from In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet with VersaFine Onyx black ink on the Prima watercolor paper. (Make sure to use a waterproof ink.)
  2. Color the stamped images using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.
  3. Add ink splatters using Perfect Pearl and black watercolor paint.
  4. Stamp the sentiments from The Big, the Bold and Friends with VersaFine Onyx black ink.
  5. Mount the watercolor panel on a A2 sized side folding card using foam sheet and double sided tape.
  6. Finish off the card with Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix from Pretty Pink Posh.

Winner and Walter_Floral Frame Card using Watercoloring

5 Watercoloring Tips

  1. Wet the area of watercolor paper first with clean water for the wet-on-wet technique.
  2. Bring in some color to the images from light to dark.
  3. Tap gently using a paper towel to remove some of the excess paint.
  4. Allow colors to dry between layers to prevent muddying. Drying can be sped up with a heat tool.
  5. Add more pigment to enhance the colors. Repeat this process : adding color, removing color, drying color, adding color….

If you want to learn more watercoloring techniques, I recommend you to check out this 20 Watercolor Painting Techniques.

Winner and Walter_Floral Frame Card using Watercoloring

My watercoloring looks so messy at some point, however I love the way it turned out. The important thing is that I had so much fun watercoloring! 🙂

Winner and Walter_Floral Frame Card using Watercoloring

That’s all I have for today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

9 Comments

  1. Helen Gullett

    LOVE this card a lot!

    26 . Jul . 2016
  2. Pri

    Beautiful cards and a great tutorial video…

    18 . Apr . 2016
  3. Shari

    Gorgeous cards. I love watching you create your cards in any medium. Always such a pleasure to see you come up with such beautiful cards. Thanks so much for continue to share. 💗💗💗

    17 . Apr . 2016
  4. jintyoo7

    Nope, never – always a joy to see your beautiful creations (water colored or otherwise). I now keep my stamps in a little tray too when I’m using them and a little pot for my wipe – thank you 😀

    16 . Apr . 2016
  5. mprantner

    Such a pretty set of cards! I love the stamped frame!

    16 . Apr . 2016
  6. Celeste Goff

    What beautiful cards! I love the happy colors you used!

    15 . Apr . 2016
  7. raggiodiluce82

    Wow! Beautiful!

    14 . Apr . 2016
  8. sue washburne

    Such lovely cards! I say keep the watercolor cards coming 🙂 Each one is unique and inspiring.

    14 . Apr . 2016
  9. Michele

    Lola’s Bouquet is one of my favorite sets, May – I tell everyone it is named for my Mom, and granddaughter! I love what you’ve done with it. You make masking look so easy! Gorgeous card, my friend!
    =]

    14 . Apr . 2016

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