Friday, September 06, 2019

*Watercolour Wishes*

Happy Friday Everyone!!!  As it is the first Friday of the month, the Scrap'n Stamp Design Team is hosting our monthly blog hop.  For September, our hop theme is WATERCOLOUR WISHES.  We hope you will share your watercolour creations on the SnS Challenge FB page.
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Along with the blog hop, head on over to the Scrap'n Stamp Facebook page and share your watercolour creations during our Watercolour Wonder Challenge!

I had a lot of ideas in my head, but decided to play with a technique using my Tombow markers.  Almost everyone knows that you can pick up the ink from a Tombow with a wet brush and paint with them... but I wanted to do something a little different.

For this card, I started with a square of watercolour paper, three shades of blue Tombow markers, an acrylic block and a mini mister full of water.
I took the markers and scribbled directly on to the round acrylic block.  I overlapped the colours and put as much colour down on to the block as I could.  It was a little difficult as I couldn't really see the lighter colours.  Once I had a lot of colour down, I spritzed the block well with the mini spritzer.
I then put the acrylic block down on the water colour paper, inked side down...
... and put a mug full of pends and pencils down on top of it.  I set it aside for about 5 minutes.  Leaving it sit for several minutes means that the colours are darker as they soak in to the watercolour paper more.
After the 5 minutes, this is what the watercolour paper looked like.  I used a paper towel to soak up the excess liquid and set it aside to dry.
Once it was dry, I used some Lawn Fawn Liquid Shimmer and water and a paintbrush to spatter some shimmery dots all over the watercolour paper.
And here you see my final card.... I made it in to a Christmas thank you card. I used a white cardstock for the snowflake, added a blue layer with a 1/16" reveal and then put it all on to a cream coloured 4" card.  I stamped a small "thanks" in the bottom corner of the watercolour paper.  Once I had it all together I decided to add some more sparkle to the card by painting some of the Liquid Shimmer on to the die cut snowflake.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Gina K Ivory; Lawn Fawn Mermaid
*Paper: Watercolour paper
*Ink:  Tombow markers; VersaFine Clair Nocturne
*Dies:  Memory Box Telluride Snowflake (I cut off the "chain")
*Tools:  acrylic block; mini mister; paint brush;
*Etc:  Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust

Please check out the rest of the stops on the Blog Hop... leave a comment at each stop as we'll be doing a random draw to choose one commenter to win a $50 gift card to Scrap'n Stamp.  The winner will be announced on the Scrap'n Stamp blog on September 18th

Here's the links for the entire hop....


  1. Beautiful results Nancy and so wonderful for a Christmas thank you.

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  3. Beautiful results! I forgot about this technique!

  4. OMGosh - genius!! I've done this before, but not with letting it sit for a length of time. Your results are fabulous,Nancy!

  5. Really like the results of weighting the block for 5 minutes. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I've done smooshing before but this is new to me. I love how it took on the shape of your block. Lovely card.

  7. Lovely Smooshing technique and your finished card is so pretty

  8. Beautiful!!! I absolutely LOVE when easy techniques give such amazing results. I'll be trying this one :)

  9. Very pretty, great advice to set aside for deeper colors to emerge

  10. That made a beautiful background for the snowflake! Beautiful card!

  11. What a great technique for Tombow markers, it looks like fun!

  12. Lovely card - I look forward to trying that technique. Thanks for sharing!

  13. How wonderful this
    technique is! Looks
    Carla from Utah

  14. So cool, thanks for the tutorial!

  15. Letting the colours sit on the paper for 5 minutes really allowed them to soak in. I think this technique in oranges, yellows and browns would make a great base for die cutting autumn leaves.

  16. Neat sit and soak technique you used to create this pretty background.

  17. Such a cool technique! I love how it turned out!


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