Watercolor Fun

Watercoloring.  I've seen so many people using this technique, I decided to try it myself.  Didn't turn out too bad for my first attempt.   The colors I used were Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point.  The colors were so bold they really stand out and makes me want to be at a beach again.  Or even better, the ocean. 

What I did for the watercolor was actually pretty easy.  Fill an aquapainter with water.  Squeeze to moisten the tip then brush on a piece of paper towel to get off the excess water.  On an unopened ink pad, squeeze the middle together so the ink will get on the lid.  Brush the tip of the brush on the ink and color on the watercolor paper.  If you need more water, squeeze gently.  The more water applied, the lighter the ink will be.  On this card, I didn't re-water my brush at all.  Always start with the lightest color first.  In between colors, just squeeze the brush so the water will clean the brush.  Wipe off and start with the next color.  

Tempting Turquoise is such a pretty color, but not one I use too often.  I like to challenge myself sometimes and try something new.   For me it was doing a new technique and using different color.   Sometimes a challenge will be how to use a scrap piece of paper.  I hate throwing away scraps.  Designing a card around a scrap piece definately takes me out of my comfort zone.  We all need that sometimes. I think that my club people would love to try this.  Hmm.  Another challenge.  Design another card for them to use this fun technique.  

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Until next time...Stampin' Always

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper