Scrapbooking as much as possible, but sometimes getting distracted by birthdays and life!

watercolor.bloghopHi! 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!

Here it is:0529150930b

We are giving this to a teacher who both of my kids couldn’t get enough of. She was in charge of the enriched programs and my kids really loved every minute they had with her. I thought this wise, but calm owl, was perfect for her patient ways.

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 and mustard seed) or Ink (tea dye) 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 my craft mat and then wet the color with the brush and painted it onto the image. I kept this image very soft (except for the yellow) and love how it turned out!

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!

Happy crafting!



Comments on: "Wise owl “watercolored” die cut" (10)

  1. This is so cute! You have really rocked the teachers gits this year! Thanks for sharing such sweet ideas!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, love it!

    Happy Saturday, sweetie!

    Love and hugs

  3. This is really cute. I love the colors.

  4. A lovely way to enhance a die cut

  5. Celeste Goff said:

    What a super fun card!

  6. Brandi R said:

    Darling owl! Love the frame. Beautiful card ♥

  7. Love that sweet owl!

  8. Incredible and just such a treat to see – love that you backed it on kraft, that sure helped to showcase all the yummy and bright and happy and fun colors you used!! Super cool and again, genius idea to use dies in this way!!! Keep smiling!!

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