How to Make Clean and Simple Watercolor Cards

Posted by Tyra Babington

Learn how to make clean and simple watercolor cards with fun designs!

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Supply List

My Favorite Things Miss Tiina Stamps - I Love You More

Yasutomo - Niji Waterbrushes - Small Round

Prima Mixed Media Watercolor Pencils 12/Pkg-Scenic Route

Watercolor Cardstock 4.25 x 5.5, precut

Versafine Pigment Ink

I love Tim Holtz's pre cut Watercolor card stock. It's 4.25 x 5.5 inch size is perfect for cardmakers and the card stock comes with both a textured and smooth side for applying your favorite watercolor or ink. Today I'm going to use a combination of both to create a few clean and simple designs.

First, I use Versafine pigment ink in Onyx Black to stamp my sentiment. This ink, from Tsukineko, is perfect for this technique as it won't bleed when watercolor is applied over it. So, stamp away my friend!

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Use watercolor pencil to create a freehand design around the sentiment. Some design ideas include:

- Coloring a "rainbow" of colors right over the sentiment

- Take a piece of card stock, cut into a circle or rectangle, place the card stock over the sentiment and trace the shape using a water color pencil

- Create dots of different colors!

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Use a watercolor brush to smooth out strokes created with a watercolor pencil, creating a beautiful watercolor effect. Let's take a look at a card I created using this technique. This time I used Yasutomo's water brush for the first time and I have to say that I was very satisfied with this brand. The tank that holds the water is easy to fill and the brush doesn't leak when it's pressed for watercoloring painting. So there is not unexpected droplets of water falling onto your paper.

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