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:
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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