We learned this wonderful watercolor pencil technique at our last InKing Royalty Team meeting from Jennifer Spiller.  She is such a talented artist!  She showed us how to use our framelits in a totally unexpected way.  We traced around, or inside, the framelit  of your choice with a watercolor pencil. Next you color inside, and this can be light, dark , or in between.  Then take an aqua painter and spread the color around.  It is so much fun to play with this technique.  I hope you will give it a try once you see my card.

The card is so fun to make and is actually pretty quick to make as well.  Here it is:


Watercolor Touches of Texture


I chose the layering squares framelits and used the Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencil. You can use either Watercolor paper or Shimmery White card stock for this technique.  On this card I did use watercolor paper.  I traced around the framelit and then went around it again a littler darker.  Next I just took the aqua painter and went to town. To me at least, you should “go outside the lines” !  It gives it a definite watercolor look. I have found that I need to occasionally wipe off the aqua painter because I tend to get too much water.  This is just something you have to play with to find your own method!!

Once the square was dry, I stamped the flower from Touches of Texture in Memento Black ink and then the solid of the flower and the splatter are also Rich Razzleberry ink.  I did go back with my Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker and color in the center of the flower.  I stamped the sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.

I did not feel that this card needed any additional layers.  So I just mounted it onto a Rich Razzleberry base card.

I hope this card has given you a SMILE today!  Thank you for visiting my blog and I do love to hear from you in the comments.

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