KRAFY TIPS & TUTES: WATERCOLOR

Hello!  This is Krafty Girl Becky from Cards by Becky 
with some quick tips for watercoloring.

 

SUPPLIES:
KKS Buds and Blooms stamp set ( just released - new! )
Watercolor Paper
Memento Ink Pads
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads

PAPER:
I thought it might be nice to see how different types of paper react.

 with BLENDING TOOL:
 with WATERCOLORING:
 
PAINT BRUSHES:
I use Italeri size 000 sable and synthetic brushes for watercoloring
stamped images and also inexpensive paint brushes for simple coloring.
 
CARD 1:

 First I stamped and embossed the flowers,
then watercolored over it with Tim Holtz distress inks.
 
 
CARD 2:
 First, I used washi tape around the edges to create a border.
I use hard scrap paper (diet coke packaging) for the base.
 Next, using the solid flower stamp...
I cover the stamp with water, then stamp it into the distress ink
and lastly stamp it onto the watercolor paper. 
Adding a layer of water onto the stamp before the ink, creates a soft appearance.
 Then, I watercolored the stamped leaves and background.
 Tip!  Dots and Specks:
Dip your brush into watercolor (or sometimes I use acrylic paint),
then use your finger to tap the edge of your brush over the paper!
 
CARD 3:
 
 First, I embossed the flower stamps.
 
Then, I watercolored the background.
Tip! Salt: After watercoloring and while it's wet, sprinkle salt over it.
Once it has dried, remove the salt for a beautiful result.
  
 
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