Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tutorial- Watercolor Crayons

Coloring Stamps with Watercolor Crayons Technique by fab DT member, LISA KIND

This technique gives the illusion of watercoloring using watercolor crayons.

Supplies needed:

Good quality watercolor paper (I used 140 lb cold press paper)

Watercolor crayons in light and dark shades of the same color

Mister or spray bottle with water

Solid thick line image stamp (the simpler the stamp the better for coloring) - I used a new AI set- Love Ya Lots

With the lightest shade crayon, color directly on the stamp making sure to cover completely.

Next, use the darker shade crayon and color where you would expect to see darker shades.

For this part of the stamp, I repeated the first step using the lighter shade.

Once again, I used the darker shade to darken some spots. I also shaded around the edge of the stem.

Spray the lightly about 6”-8” away from the stamp. Be careful not to make the stamp too wet. Your image will become mottled.

Stamp your image onto the watercolor paper.

Your image will look like it was watercolored and is ready to use.

Finish your card as desired.


MaryAnn Grove said...

you made that look so easy, gotta try it... tfs. need to get some card fronts made and these would be perfect for birthday, get well and lots of thanks yous. again tfs. MarySnn

Michelle said...

Holly thank you so much for your kind words and is greatly really meant a lot to me.

BTW: I've never tried this technique and will definitely have to try it VERY NICE!!! :)