Thursday, June 05, 2014

Home Made Water Color Paper

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
Today I have a fun little watercolor technique that I learned last month to share with you.  Check out this pretty "Many Thanks" card I made........
The center panel of this card was made with watercolor paper and three different ink pads.  To reach this technique, I used a clear piece of plastic with Coastal Cabana, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink dabbed directly onto the piece of plastic.  I then spritzed the ink with some water and allowed the colors to blend.
Then all I needed to do was grab my water color paper and start dipping it into the ink.
I randomly dipped my watercolor paper into the ink ...... filling in as much of the white space as possible.
I allowed my paper to dry before I went back to see where I needed to add more color......And typically.....the color I needed to add was the darkest ink color.
As you can see......Every single time I did this......I achieved different results.
One my watercolor paper was completely dry.....and I liked the look.......I created a flag banner to one end of my watercolor paper.  I also added a small piece of 1/8" Bermuda Bay Ribbon to the banner end.
And one final touch......Adding a "Many Thanks" sentiment and three little butterflies!
Such a fun project to create.........AND.....It looks great in Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie ........ AND ........ Rich Razzleberry (or Elegant Eggplant), Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum.

Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share with you more watercolor projects I've been working on..........Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!


  1. Stunning . . . love the tie dye effect and technique you shared!

  2. I love doing this technique. Each piece is just so unique and so gorgeous. I love how you added it to your card and love the butterflies. Perfection!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. Gorgeous! Love this technique and the CAS card. And as always the butterflies are a fav of mine!!