Welcome to another Learning a new technique post this week! Lisa here and today I am going to show you how very easily you can use watercolors to make pocket cards. The trend of watercolors in memory keeping has been going on for a while now, but let´s face it not everyone is a painter me included! But, really, if you can hold a brush and color then you are set. I am going to show you 4 examples.
- First cut cardstock/watercolor paper to the size card you would like to make. I cut mine to 3x4” cards.
- For this first card I used a fuller brush like this.
- Choose your color and then simply paint a circle that is filled in.
- Put aside to dry!
- I used a flat brush for this.
- Choose your color and with the flat brush paint stripes across the card.
- Change back to the fuller brush.
- Clear your workspace so that nothing will get splattered that shouldn´t.
- Choose your color and make sure that you use a little more water so that you can easily get splatter.
- Then hold your brush like you would a magic wand (he he) and make a rapid motion downwards so that you get small drops of color on your card.
- For this I used an outlined heart stamp from Technique Tuesday, but the important thing is to have a stamp that is outlined.
- Stamp (with your normal stamp pad) randomly on the card and then let dry.
- Now, use a thin brush (or even a q-tip) depending on how big the space is that you will color in is.
- Tip! Don´t use too much water when you color in the stamp.
Now you have your basic cards. Here is how I used my 4 cards in my Project Life album!
The circle card became a title card.
The lined one is perfect for journaling.
The splattered one is a weekly card.
And finally the stamped card is used as a background.
Fun, eh?! I hope that I have been able to inspire you to try watercolors for yourself! Have a great day!