Stamp Focus: Watercoloring With Spotted Orchid Stamp Set

by Lilith Eeckels
Hello Altenew fans.

Have you wanted to try watercolor but feel intimidated by it? I have!

I love watercoloring but in the beginning, I had no idea where to start so I tried to find a way to make it easier and stamps are an amazing tool to help with watercoloring.

For today's post, I created three projects with this fun watercoloring technique.

Let's start with an art journal page.

How to:

  1. Put two small scoops of embossing paste on a craft pallet and mix in two colors of your choice. I used Watercolor Markers: Emerald and Purple Wine.
  2. Mask off the spot where you want the Spotted Orchid to go as well as your vase with the masks from the Spotted Orchid Mask Stencil Set and Versatile Vases Mask Stencil Set. Add a background stencil and apply the embossing paste. (I used Castle Motifs Stencil). Leave to dry for a couple of hours.
  3. Stamp on the vase image and with some blue watercolor paint, paint in some water.
  4. Stamp the first, second, and third layers of the stamp with the colors of your choice. I used pink hues from the Spring Bouquet Set.
  5. Take a watercolor brush, dip it in water, and brush over the floral image to soften and colors and blend them together.
  6. Once the image is dry, add the last spotted layer with a darker ink. Here I opted for Ultraviolet.
  7. Paint in a stem and add some journaling.

This journaling page is very easy to create but has a lot of fun elements: dimension and texture with the embossing paste and color with the vibrant flower.

My two cards are based on the same idea of using the stamp as a base for watercoloring. I stamped A1, A2, and A4 and then blended out the colors with a watercolor brush adding in extra strokes to the petals.

To create these pretty flowers, I used pink hues from the Spring Bouquet Crisp Ink Set.

You can create a similar look with the leaves from the set. I created a grass-look by stamping the leaves along the bottom border using different sizes. Then I used a brush to brush out the colors and add some ink drops.

I loved the look of the grass but something was missing so I doodled some bees on a separate piece of cardstock, cut them out, and adhered them with foam tape. You could also use butterflies or stamp some bees if you prefer.

You can see how I created the two cards using this fun watercolor technique in the video below or watch it in HD on YouTube.

Have you ever tried to watercolor with stamps? I hope you give it a try.

Happy Crafting.



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Karen Hale January 7, 2021 - 5:55 pm

Love your beautiful orchid!

Patricia Wilson January 8, 2021 - 12:53 pm

So pretty and loved the colors. Your little tips and techniques added much more to the finished project. Thank you.

C Levinson January 11, 2021 - 11:13 am

Thanks for adding art journaling and other media options besides card making. Great ideas!


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