Friday, 21 June 2013

Watercolour week - Sylvie

Here's another water colouring technique for backgrounds using Distress inks. Sylvie has made four colourful cards and is taking you through the process step by step. Many of you will know this technique, but we often have newbies who will now enjoy making backgrounds this way. 

Cut 4 pieces of white card the same size. 
Press your Distress ink pads on your craft sheet, spray water and press your white card onto the inked mat.
Repeat with other cards and different colours.
You can place your cards under a heavy book to keep it flat

Stamp the JOFY images with Archival ink and colour them. 
Once again, you can press your Distress inkpads onto your craft sheet, pick up the ink with a wet brush and paint as you would with watercolour. Sylvie used Promarkers... Copic markers would work too as well as Inktense watercolour pencils. 
Cut your cards in 3, 4, 6 or 8 pieces and glue them onto black cardstock leaving a 2mm space between the pieces of card.
Mat and mount this onto more inked background or book pages

Material used:
Distress Inks: Spiced marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Rasberry, Shabby Shutters, Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough, Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac, Picked Rasberry, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Pain
PaperArtsy JOFY collection: N°10, N°11, N°12
Archival Ink pad: Jet black

Our special offer this weekend is 10% I Noor Watercolours
Use the code INOOR10 at checkout

See you soon


  1. Fabulous cards love the designs great tut for a newbie to try.


  2. Some beautiful cards - I haven't made cards using this method for ages - never mind for beginners it's great for old-times too, to revisit techniques.Thanks Silvie!

  3. Wonderful techniques and ideas that make beautiful cards

    Love Chrissie x

  4. What a lo lovely idea great colours and love the stamps

  5. Fantastic idea for fairly quick but beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

  6. Lovely cards, great technique and very original. xx

  7. Une superbe technique parfaitement revisitée, bravo Sylvie !!! Gros bisous


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