I’ve just finished my classes for March, which were all about watercoloring. This sounds incredibly skilled and artistic, but it’s very simple with the right tools (and I’m really awful at drawing so if I can do it, anyone can!)
I had a great time compiling a list of amazing inks and tools, and what they can do, as well as a list of things not to do. Sometimes the ‘don’t-do’s’ are more easily remembered than the do-do’s! We walked through the types of combinations between inks and tools, and I shared a few tricks that can make watercoloring look amazing and extra special (one of which I shared on this post here.)
My ladies walked through the different kinds on the different papers and then made their cards according to the tools, ink and paper they wanted to use. It was great to see them become a little more confident and find what they loved most, and for me, that was the best part of it all – seeing them immersed in creating and enjoying venturing into new grounds.
Highlights from my Stampin’ Up! Watercolouring Classes
We made this card:
And this card:
See the shimmer (I used the Wink of Stella pen in Clear to give it some shine!)
Both used a different watercolour wash, and different colouring techniques. We also coloured directly with our Aqua Painter and then some tried with their Blender Pen. Here’s the penultimate card…
I wondered about offering my watercoloring class by post. I would send the tools, tips, tricks and instructions along with some private videos so you can work at your own pace and add your choice of stamps. If you’d be interested, please could you drop me a note below and I’ll put it together.
I’ve dropped a little list of the main tools we used below. I hope this little look at watercoloring gives you confidence to try it for yourself.
In other news! Only five days left of FREE Sale a Bration goodies, including these newly released ones!
Hope you have fun creating and getting inky, as always, please drop any comments or questions below and I’ll get right back to you.
Happy Stampin’ all!