Hi there! I’m up on the Pinkfresh Studio YouTube channel today with this fun stenciled watercolor technique:
Or you can click here to watch the video on YouTube.
If you like the look of watercoloring but aren’t sure if you want to invest in all of the “stuff” that goes along with watercoloring, this technique is for you! I know that I’m not the first person to use layering stencils to create watercolored look, but it’s the first time that I’ve tried it, and I have to say: I’m obsessed! Watercoloring this image was just so quick that I almost feel like I cheated!
I started by embossing my new Chrysanthemum Slimline stamp from the February 2022 release with some silver embossing powder. The key for this project is in the paper; I used watercolor paper that was specially made for liquid watercolor mediums, which I will link below, but I am sure that this would work brilliantly with most watercolor papers. You want something that will stand up to lots of liquid without pilling or falling apart. I then used the coordinating layering stencils and Slumber and Blue Jay inks to add some pretty blue to the bloom, Mint and Meadow inks to the foliage. I tapped some Blue Jay ink onto my mini media mat from Waffleflower, then used a damp paintbrush to add a few touches of extra intense shading. I also used a clean, damp paintbrush to smooth out the layered stencil lines to create a smoother fade from dark to light. I think the “watercoloring” looks almost like I watercolored it for real!
For the card base, I stamped and die cut a pretty crosshatch background using the Pop Out Diamonds stamp and Simply Diamonds die, cut from white cardstock and stamped with Blue Jay ink. I also stamped some of the greetings from the Chrysanthemum Slimline stamp set and cut them with the coordinating dies. A few matte silver pearls finished it off!
Well, I hope you enjoyed this technique! It was a new one for me, but I thoroughly enjoyed trying something new. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!