Loose Watercoloring with Liquid Watercolors
Good morning! Jess here with a fun and easy way to use liquid watercolors on die-cut images!
I just loved the monstera leaves in the new Paper Layering Plant and Stand and since monsteras come in all colors and sizes I thought it would be fun to do some very loose watercoloring! To start I die-cut the leaves several times from watercolor paper. Then I placed them on a craft mat so I wouldn't worry about them getting paint everywhere and spritzed them liberally with water until they were almost dripping wet. On a separate palette I added a few drops of Dark Teal, Jungle Mist, Leaf and Pine liquid watercolors. I used a large round wet paintbrush to just add drops of the lighter colors on the center of my leaves and the darker colors on the edges. I really let the damp paper do most of the blending for me and just used my paintbrush to make sure the leaves were totally covered and not showing any white. I also die-cut the plant stand and painted it with Black and White liquid watercolors. I was a little more deliberate in this painting keeping the darkest colors on the edge of the pot and the lighter shades inside. Once I was happy with the coverage I set them aside to dry completely.
While they were drying I worked on the rest of my card. I started by blending Pool Party and Blue Raspberry Reactive Ink along the bottom left corner of an A2 panel of Hero Hues Dove White cardstock. I allowed the Pool Party ink to fade to white and then splattered the panel with water. I blotted off the excess to lighten areas of the panel and then let it dry. Meanwhile I die-cut the Congrats from Congrats Happy Stamp & Cut from Hero Hues Pitch Black cardstock three times and used Liquid Precision Glue to adhere them together. Once everything was dry I adhered my plant pot to the blended background with foam mounting tape and drew a few long stems with a Copic marker. Then I added my leaves to the panel with a mix of regular adhesive and foam mounting tape for a change in texture and dimension. I also used my fingers to curl up the sides of the leaves a little for more dimension. Finally I added the sentiment to finish the card!
And that's it! You can use a similar watercoloring technique for lots of our fancy dies and I'd love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!