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Video: Watercoloring with Reactive Inks

by Nichol Spohr October 28, 2019 17 Comments

Hello stampers! I'm so excited to be sharing an easy watercolor idea using the new partner stamp set from Hero Arts and Altenew, Bloom & Grow.

 (If you are having problems viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.)

The images and a sentiment from the Bloom & Grow stamp set were stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with the Embossing & Watermark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Hero Hues Reactive Inks in Lemon Drop, Creamsicle, and Fruit Punch were applied to the design with a water flow brush. I first pressed the ink pads on a mat and created a "watercolor" with water and applied the color to the images with the water brush pen.

Hero Hues Reactive Inks in Key Lime Fizz and Green Apple were applied in the same way to the leaves.

Once the flowers and leaves were completely dry, Pool Party Reactive Ink was applied to the background to make the sentiment and flowers pop!

The card was finished with a scattering of Ombre Sunshine Sequins.

I hope this has inspired you to try using your Reactive Inks as watercolors. Thanks for joining me today!

 





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17 Responses

Cheryl Cullen
Cheryl Cullen

October 31, 2019

Hey Nichol! Your card turned out gorgeous! I love how the petals turned out…Lemon Drop, Creamsicle and Fruit Punch blended beautifully with each other! Love Key Lime Fizz and Green Apple played so great together and last but not least Pool Party just made everything pop perfectly! I have the Hero Arts ReactiveInks and I’m looking forward to watercoloring with them! Thank you Nichol for giving me the inspiration to try this! This card truly is beautiful! 🦋

Debbie P
Debbie P

October 29, 2019

Beautiful card.. Love the Watercoloring . The stamp set is great.

Lee
Lee

October 29, 2019

You water color beautifully! I’d like to get that waffle water-color mat someday, Thanks Nichol.

Pssequimages
Pssequimages

October 29, 2019

Thank you for showing us just how to do the beautiful watercoloring with this fantastic floral. Your tips are GREAT!—and the result just SO PRETTY.

Mary
Mary

October 29, 2019

Love how you created this colorful floral card. Absolutely perfect hues blended to perfection. I am eager to try this technique.

Karen F.
Karen F.

October 29, 2019

So pretty! I love the soft colors.

Mary Lehett
Mary Lehett

October 28, 2019

Gorgeous card! The colors are beautiful.

Melissa
Melissa

October 28, 2019

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your ideas. Watercolor is such a great medium to work with and using the ink pads as watercolor makes it so much easier!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

October 28, 2019

I so enjoyed the video and appreciated how the blue enhanced the card, something I need to remember! Thank you!

Deneen Wilson
Deneen Wilson

October 28, 2019

Soft and pretty.

Andre M.
Andre M.

October 28, 2019

Beautiful colouring on this pretty floral.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

October 28, 2019

Absolute gorgeous Nichol! Beautiful watercolouring and lovely colours.
Thank you so much for showing and have a great day.

Toni L
Toni L

October 28, 2019

Wonderful card—must give my ink pads a “go”.

Vikki H
Vikki H

October 28, 2019

Your instructions are wonderful and help me to understand better to water color. I love how the blue background pops the blossom!

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

October 28, 2019

It’s beautiful! I was fascinated by how you added the background color last.

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

October 28, 2019

This gives an entire new image to stamping

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

October 28, 2019

How lovely!!