Hi! Watercolors are something that I’ve always loved the look of. I mean just look at the image above – it makes my heart happy. Here’s another example of me playing with watercolors – practicing, really and enjoying it!
This year, the gifts I gave to teachers and staff at my son’s school were notebooks that I got through Pick Your Plum. These were ready for decoration and I used different ways to decorate them. My watercolor projects involve die cuts that I have watercolored with Distress Stains and Inks as well as Gelatos.
I am sharing this project in Pretty Pink Posh’s Watercolor Blog Hop!
We are giving this to the social worker who has worked with my son from Kindergarten through middle school. She has a very gentle demeanor, so I think my son did a great job choosing this image for her.
I used a die cut from Miss Kate’s Cuttables for this scene that I cut out of watercolor paper. I then used Distress Stain (mowed lawn, mustard seed and shaded lilac) or Ink (tea dye, tumbled glass and salty ocean) mushed onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and picked up with a water brush to “paint” the image and background (this is my go-to way to watercolor right now.) I also used Gelatos for the pink on the flowers. I rubbed the Gelato onto the flowers and then wet the color with the brush to soften it. I really like how the soft colors of watercolor all go together. It’s hard to go wrong when everything is soft!
I have done watercoloring with other inks, too. All dye inks can be smooshed onto a craft mat (some inks can be smooshed onto their own lid) and picked up with a waterbrush to get that watercolor look.
I hope you’ll give watercoloring a try and join in the hop! I’d love to see what you create!
Thanks so much for stopping by!