Video: Lydia’s Crafty Corner – Faux Free-Hand Watercolor

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone! Happy New Year and a very happy Friday to you all. It’s Lydia here. Today I’ll be sharing a technique that will give the effect that you have watercolored the piece yourself.

I started by cutting the hexagon frame from Geo Frames Die Set out of masking paper and then stuck this into place onto a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of watercolor cardstock. I’ll stamp my frame and sentiment into this later.

I then took one of the leaf images from Garden Silhouette Stamp Set. I inked this using Morning Frost Ink, stamped it off once onto a piece of scrap paper, and then stamped it into place on the watercolor panel. This left a very faint image that I could then used to trace. I added some inks from Limeade and Emerald Watercolor Brush Markers onto my watercolor palette and then used these as liquid watercolors to trace and color the faint stamped image. I repeated this process until all the leaves were complete.

I then did the same for the lilac image. This time I used Sea Breeze and Midnight Violet Watercolor Brush Markers. Once these were all in place, I then used one of the open flower silhouettes and colored these using Autumn Blaze and Rubellite Watercolor Brush Markers.

Once I was happy with the number of images around the frame, I removed the mask. I then stamped the corresponding frame from Geo Frames Stamp Set into place using Permanent Black Ink and then stamped the sentiment into it.

To see how this card came together, please check out the video below or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again real soon!!!


Geo Frames Stamp & Die Bundle
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Geo Frames Stamp Set
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Geo Frames Die Set
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Garden Silhouette Stamp Set
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Watercolor Brush Markers – Spring…
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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barbara lassiter January 4, 2019 - 10:58

This is beautiful and a clever technique!

Kirsty Vittetoe January 4, 2019 - 12:10

What a fantastic card, it’s perfect coloring there!

Greta H January 4, 2019 - 18:28

Amazing look with that technique! Gorgeous card!


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