Hello There – Watercoloring with Stencils

Simon Says Stamp | Sunny Vibes Release
07/03/2024

Hi everyone!

Do you love the look of watercolor?  I sure do! 

Today I’m sharing a super simple way to get a watercolor look from your stencils!

Just apply Pixie Spray to the back of your stencil and place the sticky side over a piece of watercolor cardstock.  Make sure that your stencil sticks well to the watercolor paper – it won’t be perfect and that’s ok – but you do need it to stick at least a bit to maintain the stencil image.

Next, tap some mica powders (I used Lindy’s Gang Flat Magicals) over the stencil. Spritz it with water – start out with a light spritz and use your paintbrush or water brush to move the color around. Spritz more if needed.  Don’t worry! It doesn’t have to be precise – you just want to get color into as much of the openings as possible. Let it sit for a few minutes, then dab off the excess color. 

You can stop there or do it again if the colors are too light.  

Once you have your desired color intensity, carefully peel the stencil off the paper and reveal your beautiful watercolored print!

That’s it!  Let it dry, cut it or trim it, add a sentiment, and you’ll have a beautiful watercolored card.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!

      jd

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jean

designer & content creator

I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!

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