I’m so excited to be a part of The Crafters Workshop Design Team and to share my first post:) I’m a huge fan… so it won’t be hard for me to create with and promote something I already love!!
Here are the stencils I used for this project:
I pulled out my favorite travel set of watercolors...Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box
Laying the Fancy Feathers Stencil on top of a sheet of 140 Lb. Watercolor paper, I wet my brush and began to add color.
It’s important to keep a fairly “dry” brush when using watercolors with a stencil, to keep the color from “migrating” underneath and “muddying” your design.
I keep a paper towel close by…
Wet your brush by dipping it into water, load up with paint then take off the excess water by lightly stroking the brush onto a paper towel.
Vary the color intensity by how much color you load onto your brush.
If you want less “bleeding” try to keep a little bit of a border as you paint…in other words, take the color close to the stencil design edge without touching it. Sometimes, I actually want that “bleeding” effect…it just depends on what you are “going for.” Don’t stress about it…it looks great either way!
Next, I added detail with a black Pitt Multi-liner pen (xs), then cut each feather out.
I had recently purchased a set of blank white cards at Michael’s so I used these for the base, and added a cut square of vintage book paper for the background.
(You could certainly cut your own cards making them any size you like!)
I cut a strip of water color paper and attached it with a simple glue stick.
The small dot “doodles” were created by using the mini life shapes stencil.
Achieve a random design, by choosing only a few circles to color in.
Hope you feel inspired to add some watercolors to your next stencil project!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member
12 thoughts on “Using Watercolors with Stencils : A Card Project”
Thanks for sharing this fantastic idea, Sue. I am inspired to use my watercolors with stencil now 🙂
Gorgeous Sue! Such a fan of your work!
You’re a sweetheart Tina:) Thank you so much!! xo
love this idea, Sue!
Thanks Sanna! xo
Oh I love how this turned out!
Thank you so much for your kind words Miae!
I’m taking the Watercolor Online Card class. One of the things they left out was outline your watercolor like you did. I love the look!
Thank you Lynda, and ooooh, how fun to take a watercolor class online:) I appreciate your feedback!!
Glad you found it helpful Shilpa!! THank you so much for taking the time to comment! Would love to see your watercolor creations:)
Love how you used this stencil. Such a pretty and unique card.
Thank you so much! So glad you took the time to read and comment! Made my day:)