Watercolor Card Making With the Wink of Stella Pen

Posted by Chrissie Tobas

Did you know that you don't have to use water to blend watercolor pencils? Yep! There are other options out there!

Did you know that you don't have to use water to blend watercolor pencils? Yep! There are other options out there!

What You'll Need

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Freshly Brewed & Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte

Wink of Stella Clear Brush

Die Cutting machine

Foam Dots

Tape Runner

Die: Lawn Fawn Tag, You're It Lawn Cut

Watercolor paper

Twine

Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24 watercolor set

Kraft cardstock

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Prismacolor watercolor pencils

Brush

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Let's get started! Let's die cut the tag out of some white watercolor paper. Also, cut a panel that is 4 x 5.25.

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Now, lightly trace with a pencil where you want the tag to go. This is simply for stamp placement. It will make it easier to see what you're doing.

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Stamp on the tag, with part of the image going off the edge. Now, stamp on the card panel. It doesn't have to be exact. You can align the tag with where you stamped. Erase those pencil lines.

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Time to color! Grab your watercolor pencils. Instead of blending with water or a blending pen, we are going to use a Wink of Stella clear brush. This will blend the colors, but also add glitter at the same time. As I color and blend, I keep a paper towel close by to wipe off the colors. They will stay on the tip for a bit, so just clean it off as needed.

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See the shine???? Not only do you have some fantastic coloring going on, it's all shimmery, too!

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Color on the white panel, but don't color the whole thing. Just color what will show. I decided to also give a little halo around each image. I did blue for the tag and a pink for the card panel. It's just a nice contrast.

I also added a light watercolor wash to the background. I added some plain water to the panel and then gently painted some watercolors on.

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To finish everything off, I added some twine to the tag and the adhered it to the card panel with some foam dots. The entire card was then adhered to a Kraft cardstock base (to emulate coffee).

I hope you'll give this a try - this is a simple way to get a stunning watercolor effect with some different supplies!

Happy Crafting!