Watercolored Thoughts #TGIFC06

Happy Friday! After a pretty busy week, I am looking forward to the weekend. To start the weekend off right, I have a new challenge from TGIF Challenges to share with you. This week's challenge is a technique challenge - watercoloring.


Watercoloring is a great technique to have in your toolbox. I love to watercolor for fun backgrounds (here, here, and here). Recently I have rediscovered my love for watercoloring stamped images. With this sudden loss of blendabilities, watercoloring has become my solution for getting beautifully colored images.

My first tip for watercoloring an image is to try embossing it with White Stampin' Emboss Powder instead of just stamping it in StazOn. This creates a softer effect than having a black outline. This hydrangea from the Best Thoughts Set was colored with Blackberry Bliss Ink. I start with just a bit of color and go back over it with more color to create layers of shadows and highlights. Don't be afraid to mix colors too. Watercoloring can be intimating, but I encourage you to grab an Aqua Painter and give it a try!

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Now head on over to TGIF Challenges, see some more amazing inspiration and join the challenge!

Smiles :)


  1. Your flower is breathtakingly GORGEOUS!!

  2. The watercoloring is just perfection! Also the sweet butterfly as a accent looks fabulous.


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