Faux watercolour

One of the challenges I did earlier this year was to make a card with the faux watercolour technique.
This is where you colour a Clean Acrylic Block with Stampin Write Markers. Spritz the block with water and then stamp it onto Watercolour Paper or Whisper White.

I thought it would be fun to try a rainbow type effect.
Here are two cards one using Watercolour Paper and one using Whisper White.
You can see how the water soaked in to the Watercolour Paper much more creating an entirely different look.

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For this first card I used Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set from the main catalogue.
I had some fun with gold sequins too.

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Here are a few photos to show you how I did it. Markers, clean block (any size) and spritzer.
 Colour in block. Remember that the colours will be softer and watered down so you can use quite strong colours.
 Spritz block. You can also spritz your paper lightly as well for a different look.

 Turn block over and stamp.

I didn't spritz the watercolour paper and this is how it stamped.

So I just spritzed after to get my watercolour look. 

This is how it came out on whisper white card stock. The colours are stronger and the definition is more pronounced.

Now what will I make with this lot???? Hmmmm...
Pop back again later in the week to see what I make. Thanks for stopping by. Vx


  1. Oh WOW - I will definitely have to try this.... some day! Been MIA. Work-related and getting old (65) this past weekend is eating away at my resolve. LOL But it will get better!

  2. A fun technique and you made two lovely cards with it! The first one looks like a sunrise or sunset. Love it. And the second one really does give a rainbow effect. Very cheerful. I like the gold sequins too.


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