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. Shelly Rasske
    April 5, 2016

    This is so clever, thank you for sharing!

  2. Shelly
    March 24, 2016

    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. Karen B.
    March 23, 2016

    Very clever with stunning results!


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