Coloring has a calming effect. I see children coloring and can never resist joining in on the fun. Plus there is just something special about a hand colored image. Pop that onto a handmade card and it is a perfect formula to lift the spirits. Today I am taking a page out of a coloring book and using my Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils to jazz up the coloring. I will be making more of these cards for my husband to use at work, so I’m hoping to share more of them here with you all.
measurements for this project:
Coloring Paper panel: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White card stock layer: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
Basic Black card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (cut from 4 1/4″ x 11″)
I did very basic coloring for this project. I used a limited number of colors in order to keep the visual balance. Once colored, I used a Blender Pen to melt the colors until the pen ran out on me, LOL. I switched over to a water brush to finish the job. Anytime a water brush is used on non-watercolor paper, please use caution in the amount of fluid to stay on the paper. Too much water will distort your paper.
For a visual demonstration of this project, take a look at the video I made for this project.
I made a video tutorial for this card project, CLICK HERE TO WATCH or watch below:
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
Being able to spend more time on the coloring and less time on the design, makes for a nice change. How are you using your watercolors? I would love to see what you are crafting. If you would like to share a photo of your card, email it to me at [email protected] Can’t wait to see your creations!
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