Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How To: Use Watercolor Pencils & the Aqua Painter

So I made this card.... quite a while ago now. :)  I wrote this post back then and somehow missed posting it! 

So today, I wanted to show how you can use a Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter with watercolors on your cards or projects.  Now, I did make this quite a while ago and as of yesterday, the water color pencils from Stampin' Up! seen here:
Well.... they've been retired, so you'll want to grab your favorite water color pencils from your stash! :)

The key to stamping and coloring your images with watercolor pencils is using good quality watercolor paper and StazOn ink, which will not bleed when you apply water to the paper!

The first step is to stamp your image you'd like to color using StazOn ink:

Next, start coloring your image with your watercolor pencils:

I've found it best to put color along the edges of the stamped image where I want the color to be the strongest.

Then, using the Aqua Painter, you can simply brush on water.  The magic of the Aqua Painter is that it keeps the brush the right amount of wet without dripping water, being too wet or having to constantly re-wet your brush!

I simply work one color at a time, dabbing off any color that might have transferred to my Aqua Painter onto a paper towel in-between colors:

And eventually you will have something that looks like this!

You can see the finished card here.

Do you have an Aqua Painter?!  If not, you can pick one up here.

1 comment:

  1. That looks really fun! I think I have one of those Aqua Painters somewhere....


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