Did you know it is World Watercolor Month? Well now you do! To celebrate I’m kicking off this month’s Lesson@Lunch videos with a quick and easy watercolor technique. This techique is great to create colorful backgrounds for your stamped projects. You can also stamp and die cut the image from the watercolor paper for unique one of a kind creations.

I love how just changing the color family creates a completely different feel with each card. When creating these cards, I used shades of yellow, green, and blue from each of the Color Families and got three completely different moods with each one.

For the first design I used Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Coastal Cabana from our Brights color family. This combination just says fun and whimiscal so I paired with the Sale-a-bration Hippest Hippos stamp set. For the second card I used Crushed Curry and Old Olive from the Regals color family and Night of Navy from the Neutrals color family. This combination has a more serious feel and is perfect for the images from the Sale-a-bration Wonderful World stamp set. For the last card I used So Saffron, Soft Seafoam, and Pool Party from the Subtles color family. The soft colors from this combination are the perfect background for images from the Blessing of Home stamp set. (Note: During our Sale-a-bration promotion you get to select a FREE give with every $50 purchase.)

You can check out my YouTube video to see how I used our water painters with ink refills on Fluid 100 water color paper to create these backgrounds.

The Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper comes in 5″ x 7″ sheets. I just cut these in half to create two 3 1/2″ x 5″ pieces which are perfectly sized to add to your card. I used a standard A2 card base (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″; scored at 4 1/4″) with a second layer measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″. Here’s a list of what I used to create the watercolor backgrounds. When you order everything on this list, you’ll qualify to get a free Sale-a-bration item too!

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I hope you will give watercoloring a try. It’s easy and fun – hey if I can do it anyone can! I am not artistic at all – I can’t even draw a straght line without a ruler!). Be sure to post a picture of your project with the hashtag #craftyklock so I can find it. Happy Stamping!

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