Creative Coloring with Erum: Adding Watercolor Details to Patterned Paper

by Erum Tasneem

Hi there!

Erum here with two cards using the Summer Garden 6×6 Paper Pack. Today, I thought I would share these cards I made for the April 2019 Release as I got a lot of emails asking me to do a video showing how I made them.

Altenew Summer Garden Paper Pack | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For my first card, I used one of the papers from the Summer Garden 6×6 Paper Pack with a big floral cluster. I fussy cut the floral bouquet roughly and set it aside.

Altenew Summer Garden Paper Pack | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For the card front, I used Aquafine Watercolor cardstock by Daler & Rowney. I started by spritzing water onto the panel and applied a light color wash of various greens and one of the blues that matched the floral fussy cut design using the Watercolor 36 Pan Set.  I used the fussy cut piece as a guide to get an idea where the color shades would go.

Altenew Summer Garden Paper Pack | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Once the panel was dry, I adhered the fussy cut piece onto it. Then I added white paint splatters using diluted chalk paint. Next, I added black paint splatters. After this, I colored the die-cut word “hugs” from Script Words Die Set with Watercolor Brush Markers in Emerald and Desert Night. After this, I adhered an off-white offset to this die-cut so it would stand out on the busy background. To finish, I adhered a few gems.

 

Altenew Summer Garden Paper Pack | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For my second card, I used one of the papers from the Summer Garden 6×6 Paper Pack. I cut this to the size of my card front and then started applying diluted watercolor in dripping fashion. I added the colors according to the leafy vines. Once I was happy with the result, I added diluted splatters of the shades I used. Next, I added black paint splatters. To finish, I stamped the sentiment from the Weekend Doodles Stamp Set.

Altenew Summer Garden Paper Pack | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I love the look of these cards and I can’t wait to play with the other patterned papers from the April Release. As you can see they are not hard to make so I will definitely be making more!

Altenew Summer Garden Paper Pack | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

You can watch the video below or on YouTube to see how these cards came together.

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Summer Garden 6×6 Paper Pack
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Watercolor 36 Pan Set
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barbara lassiter April 29, 2019 - 10:32

Thanks for the video and the tips! These are so gorgeous!

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Strawser Susan April 29, 2019 - 10:40

Beautiful cards.

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sbrussell April 29, 2019 - 14:04

Thank you so much for the video tutorial. This is a beautiful technique and the final result is really special.

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Barbara Huyck April 29, 2019 - 15:34

Love your examples, very creative team. Gives me confidence that I can do this.

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SmilynStef April 29, 2019 - 17:30

Your designs are always amazing, but these made my jaw drop … love them.

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Tricia Podmore April 29, 2019 - 19:03

Gorgeous technique and cards. Appreciate your sharing.

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Helen April 29, 2019 - 19:29

Erum, thanks for sharing these ways to use patterned paper–your idea to hold the fussy cut floral above the paper to lay down color is so helpful. I always enjoy learning from you!

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noraln44 April 29, 2019 - 20:03

These are so GORGEOUS!! I love your technique!!

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Hamutal Shafrir April 30, 2019 - 03:01

Beautiful! Thank you for another great tutorial!

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Regine Endres April 30, 2019 - 06:42

Great cards! love the idea of using patterned paper. I have got so much, but hardly use it. Will definitely give this a try.

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Joan April 30, 2019 - 09:54

On my gosh, your cards are so lovely! What a fantastic way to create a background. Thank you for sharing this technique.

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