Friday Quickies Techniques and Tips: Faux Watercoloring

Welcome to another addition of Friday Quickies! I have a great video for you today and I am so giddy about this technique I can hardly stand it! ๐Ÿ™‚ The Faux Watercolor technique is super simple–can't wait for you to try it out! It is totally addictive!

Check out this week's Friday Quickie Video on the "faux watercolor" technique using Stampin Up's Vintage Leaves and Better Together Stamp sets on my blog at www.thecreativitcave.com #stampinup #thecreativitycave #fauxwatercolor #watercolortechniques

 

Gather Your Supplies: 

  • 1/2 Sheet Old Olive plus a 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 panel
  • 5 x 3 5/8" Watercolor Paper
  • aquapainters
  • Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and Better Together Stamp Set (greeting)
  • Old Olive and Early Espresso ink pads
  • Ribbon (Vanilla Satin on card or Crochet trim from video)

Check out this week's Friday Quickie Video on the "faux watercolor" technique using Stampin Up's Vintage Leaves and Better Together Stamp sets on my blog at www.thecreativitcave.com #stampinup #thecreativitycave #fauxwatercolor #watercolortechniques

Tips:

  • Make sure to watercolor over the image right away (don't stamp all of the leaves at first!)  Mix up stamped off and full-strength inks.
  • Clean off excess ink from aquapainter to get best results
  • don't stamp overlapping "wet" areas
  • Try a variety of stamp images for lots of fun!!

Check out this week's Friday Quickie Video on the "faux watercolor" technique using Stampin Up's Vintage Leaves and Better Together Stamp sets on my blog at www.thecreativitcave.com #stampinup #thecreativitycave #fauxwatercolor #watercolortechniques
Check out this week's Friday Quickie Video on the "faux watercolor" technique using Stampin Up's Endless Thanks Stamp sets on my blog at www.thecreativitcave.com #stampinup #thecreativitycave #fauxwatercolor #watercolortechniques

This card is super simple–I just used the heart from Endless Thank You and the "with love" is from You're So Sweet.  

Supplies:

  • 1/2 sheet Crumb Cake
  • 2 1/2 x 4 1 /4" Crumb Cake Embossed with Hear folder
  • Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits
  • Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder, Melon Mambo and Rose Red Inks

Check out this week's Friday Quickie Video on the "faux watercolor" technique using Stampin Up's Vintage Leaves and Better Together Stamp sets on my blog at www.thecreativitcave.com #stampinup #thecreativitycave #fauxwatercolor #watercolortechniques

I LOVE this leaf card!! So pretty!
Check out this week's Friday Quickie Video on the "faux watercolor" technique using Stampin Up's Vintage Leaves and Better Together Stamp sets on my blog at www.thecreativitcave.com #stampinup #thecreativitycave #fauxwatercolor #watercolortechniques

I used Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry inks.  I diecut each leaf (stamped and watercolored on Watercolor paper).

Check out this week's Friday Quickie Video on the "faux watercolor" technique using Stampin Up's Vintage Leaves and Better Together Stamp sets on my blog at www.thecreativitcave.com #stampinup #thecreativitycave #fauxwatercolor #watercolortechniques

GORGEOUS!
Check out this week's Friday Quickie Video on the "faux watercolor" technique using Stampin Up's Totally Trees and One Big Meaning Stamp sets on my blog at www.thecreativitcave.com #stampinup #thecreativitycave #fauxwatercolor #watercolortechniques
Check out this week's Friday Quickie Video on the "faux watercolor" technique using Stampin Up's Totally Trees and One Big Meaning Stamp sets on my blog at www.thecreativitcave.com #stampinup #thecreativitycave #fauxwatercolor #watercolortechniques

This card (again, I LOVE it!!!) uses the Totally Trees stamp set.  Colors are Old Olive, Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon, Dapper Denim, and Cajun Craze
Check out this week's Friday Quickie Video on the "faux watercolor" technique using Stampin Up's Totally Trees and One Big Meaning Stamp sets on my blog at www.thecreativitcave.com #stampinup #thecreativitycave #fauxwatercolor #watercolortechniques

Thank you is from One Big Meaning. Such a great color combo for fall–I hope you love it!  IF you are a CREATIVITY CAVE VIP, I have some amazing cards and another great video to share, so make sure to check out our FB page!  Not a VIP yet? Just place an order and you'll be one!!!  Details below!

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14 thoughts on “Friday Quickies Techniques and Tips: Faux Watercoloring”

  1. Love today’s cards. The first one’s leaves remind me of silk burnout leaves. I think that’s what they’re called anyway. Will definitely be casing these ideas.

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  2. I could watch all your video tutorials all day long with your awesomeness cards.
    Tips and technique your always willing to share.
    Thank you so, so much.

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  3. I love your water coloring technique,Dena. Not always do I have a good stamped coverage when stamping solid flowers or images so your technique will surely save my stamping. You made my day and (so many to come). Thank you so much. Enjoyed the videos and your cards are awesome.

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  4. The more I see of that new tree stamp set, the more I think I need to put it on my wish list! Love this technique! I had sort of done it last week when I was doing lots of playing with leaves but was hoping for more definition of the veins. You have shown me less definition of those veins is actually more:)

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