Watercolor smooching technique with video

Today I bring you the first in a series of 3 blog post and videos (released on Tuesdays) that feature the technique: watercolor smooching. This is a form of water coloring onto paper that gives an organic sort of coloring. It’s easy and most of all, it’s super fun!


The first form of watercolor smooching is onto standard card stock. Cardstock paper is porous and absorbs ink and water very fast. It is also stingy, and does not give the ink back with more water as watercolor paper does. When using this technique, please be conscious of the color of ink you are using, as it will NOT lighten up after applied. This is the easiest form of smooching, as you dip the paper into watered down ink, let it dry and it’s done.


I make sure to let each color dry before dipping into another color so that the colors do not blend. You know, red + green = yuck. For the sentiment, I created copper embossing that would be very shiny. The inks I used for the smooching coordinate with the designer paper I used, so the colors and tones are overall complimentary.


Here is the video I created to demonstrate this technique, CLICK HERE TO WATCH or watch below.

Here is a list of supplies used in making this project, with links you may click to go and get details on a product or purchase. Thank you for your continued support!


Thank you for stopping by the blog today 🙂 Stay tuned for the next coming Tuesday posts for more in this series of “smooching” techniques. Let’s make it together.

-Jenny Hall
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