Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Simple Watercolor Placement

Hello, friends. I'm sharing a trick that I've discovered to achieve simple watercolor placement.

I have to admit that I struggle with watercolor. I am in awe of the artists that create a beautiful, perfect "blob" of watercolor. My attempts never turn out the way I imagine. However, I've discovered that by using THIS stamp set, I can achieve simple watercolor placement without the frustration. 

I used THIS watercolor set and painted it directly on top of the stamp. I like using these particular watercolors because they are a little heavier and have a paint like quality after they dry. Once I stamped it on to the cardstock, I rotated my stamp press, and repeated the process before stamping it a second time. I wanted to have a bold, colorful background to stamp THIS sentiment on.  

A closer look...

I created this card set back in December to give as a Christmas gift. I like to place card sets in THESE clear boxes along with some envelopes, stamps, washi tape, and a pen for the recipient. 

If you don't have this particular stamp set, no worries. Try taking a second look at your stamped images from the back. There may be one that would give you the look you want. 

ETA: If you like this technique, make sure to check out Shari Carroll's video HERE. She shares  a similar technique using Distress Ink. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day! 



  1. Very clever with stunning results!

  2. These are gorgeous!
    And Heather, you're not alone! I struggle with watercolor all the time! I'll have to check it that stamp set. ;) Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is so clever, thank you for sharing!