VIDEO: Easy Watercoloring Technique For Working On Non-Watercolor Paper

 

You know that I love watercolors don’t you? But sometimes I don’t actually use them on watercolor paper. When I am making cards I tend to use a smooth, heavy weight, ordinary cardstock which is totally not a watercolor paper! But I love using it because it is a lovely bright white and you can get some really interesting effects, textures and looks using watercolors on it. So my video today gives you an easy watercoloring technique and some pointers on how to use your watercolors on non-watercolor paper and I hope it will encourage you to try the cardstocks that you probably already have in your stash.

It is the same technique that I used for my shaped-edge article in the latest issue of Papercraft Essentials, issue 160. So check that out if you want to see how to add shaped edges to your cardmaking techniques tool kit! Oh and there is a lovely free stamp and coordinating die set and an ink pad too on the cover of this one, so you probably really want to get the mag for that! The technique is just a bonus! ;D

 

VIDEO: Easy Watercoloring Technique For Working On Non-Watercolor Paper

 

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Cardstock 290gsm (approx 130lb)
from Card Blanks Direct UK
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Kuretake Gansia Tambi Paint
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Altenew Striped Florals
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Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black and Fern Green)
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MISTI (Stamping tool)
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Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin Round brush Series 5580 size 2 and 6
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Ranger Artist Brushes (I used the flat brush from this set)
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Jackson’s Art Raven mop brush size 0
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Ceramic Palette
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Large Ceramic Palette with lid and decoration (If you wanted to treat yo self!)
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Creative Stencils (I used Leaves)
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Layout Paper (I used: Daler Rowney – Layout Paper Pad – 45gsm / 31lb)
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Cutting board and craft knife

Sponge

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I hope that has inspired you to try the cardstock you have. By all means keep on using your watercolor paper! I love watercolor paper too but mastering how to use non-watercolor paper is just another technique to add to that arty tool kit!

For more ideas using watercolors try these videos.

Kim



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Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

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