Watercolor Wash background technique with Video

This week, the Global Design Project challenge has a color challenge. The idea is to create a card design that features a certain color combination in a card project.  To view the projects for this challenge, please visit the Global Design Project page by clicking here. I am creating a watercolor wash background for my card today with Colorful Seasons. This Bundle is available in the upcoming Annual catalog.

watercolor wash colorful seasons by jenny hall at       Watercolor Wash Colorful Seasons by Jenny Hall at



Watercolor Wash with Colorful Seasons

Watercolor Wash works great with Colorful Seasons stamp and die bundle which will accommodate all four seasons. Spring flowers in Watermelon Wonder and a background of plush grass in Cucumber Crush bring peace and calm to my eye.  To create the watercolor wash panel, I first coated a piece of watercolor paper with water using an Aqua Painter. A paintbrush and tap water will also work well for this technique. Dripping the ink with the brush directly from a stamp pad or a re-inker will allow the ink to spread across the wet area. This lends a natural watercolor wash that will cover the surface. After it’s completely dry, stamp as usual and adhere to a panel with Fast Fuse adhesive.


     Watercolor Wash Colorful Seasons by Jenny Hall at      Watercolor Wash Colorful Seasons by Jenny Hall at



Measurements for this project are:

Thick Whisper White card stock card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
2015/17 In Color DSP layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White card stock layer: 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ plus scraps for die cuts
Watercolor Paper panel: 2 3/8 x 5 1/4″
Tip Top Taupe card stock scrap for die cut


Watercolor Wash Colorful Seasons by Jenny Hall at

I created a YouTube video tutorial for this card project. CLICK HERE to watch the video.


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 🙂



Making a challenge card can spark your creativity. Using Colorful Seasons is giving me tons of new ideas! Don’t forget to pop over to the Global Design Project page for my project and all of the other projects made with this theme. Thanks for stopping by!

-Jenny Hall
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  1. There are a couple of things I love about your blog. As I am reading your descriptions, I can hear you talking. As I’ve said before, in a comment somewhere along the way, your voice is very calming to me. I agree your card is as well. The other thing I love is manner in which you photograph your creativity. Have a great day!

    • You are too kind, Karen! I do purposely write in conversation style and it’s good to hear that you read it this way as well. Photos are a work in progress as well and your encouragement is much appreciated. You too have a fantastic day 🙂 -Jenny

  2. Wow Jenny! Stunning! You know I haven’t really taken to Cucumber Crush in all this time, now I see how glorious it is as the feature colour in watercolour … and I am kicking myself I didn’t pull it out a whole lot more! Love your card!

    • Hey, Cheryll! Cucumber Crush was never my favorite either but there have been moments that it has worked out well. I figure the Color Guru that chooses the In Colors to really know more than I, LOL! I’m glad you like this project. 🙂 -Jenny

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