Creative Coloring with Erum: Watercolor by Ink Smooshing

by Erum Tasneem

Hi everyone! Today I have a quick Creative Coloring session for you guys where I will watercolor my images with the Watercolor Brush Markers using the ink smooshing technique.

Altenew Wild Hibiscus | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For my project today I decided to use the Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set. I absolutely LOVE the bold outlines of this set and used to use it all the time. To begin, I stamped several flowers and leaves on lightweight watercolor paper by Canson with Obsidian Pigment Ink. Next, I scribbled/smooshed some color onto the watercolor palette from the watercolor brush markers in Desert Night, Persian Blue, Turquoise, and Lagoon. After this, I sprayed the palette with water and pressed the watercolor paper onto it facing down. I heat set this and repeated the procedure until I was happy with the look.

Altenew Wild Hibiscus | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I repeated the same step for the leaves but I changed the colors a bit. For the leaves, I used Emerald, Lagoon, and Desert Night Watercolor Brush Markers.

Altenew Wild Hibiscus | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Next, I fussy cut the images and worked on my card front. For that, I used the Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker and added a diluted color wash on the panel that would be my card front. Once the panel was dry, I arranged my floral elements and added fine black splatters and popped my sentiment. The sentiment is from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set.

Altenew Wild Hibiscus | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To finish, I added some clear drops as flower centers and as accents.

Altenew Wild Hibiscus | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To watch how I created the card, you can view the video below or on YouTube.

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Teresa Hall September 2, 2019 - 10:22

Love this! Did you use the same watercolor paper on the stamped images?

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Lagene September 2, 2019 - 10:26

Gorgeous creation!

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SmilynStef September 2, 2019 - 11:06

it feels like I need to get inky today … this is lovely

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Alma Dirpaul September 2, 2019 - 11:09

So pretty!

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Tricia Podmore September 2, 2019 - 11:32

Erum, you never disappoint as you are sooo creative and talented. Love the inspiration using different techniques. Thank you so much. Blessings

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barbara lassiter September 2, 2019 - 11:57

I love that wild hibiscus stamp set too! The floral designs are so appealing and you can color them any way you choose. I’m working on Christmas cards now and think this ink smooshing idea might be my next idea for coloring some poinsettias. I love the look created here and it’s worth a try!

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Daria Z. September 2, 2019 - 13:50

I always think of this set as a more whimsical flower set, but seeing this gorgeous card I think I’m beginning to change my mind. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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Cynthia Frick September 2, 2019 - 15:43

Looks like fun.I love your results.Can’t wait to try it!

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Wanda S Radler September 2, 2019 - 21:38

This card is beautiful and I love the watercolor smooshing technique! Gorgeous result!

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Patt H. September 3, 2019 - 01:25

A truly lovely creation! I just got those markers & have not opened them yet. Love the smooshing technique!

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Maria Alder September 3, 2019 - 17:14

Oh I looked at some water colour pens today but didn’t buy them for they are a bit pricey but
now I regret not to bought them for if you can get this look on cards with them I’m back in
to town tomorrow to get some :) I love your card, it’s beautiful x

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Maribeth Huddleston September 5, 2019 - 20:55

like

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Monia September 10, 2019 - 17:31

So beautiful, love it :)

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