Friday, March 27, 2020

Easy Faux Watercolor Cards

 Good Morning,

I am entering this card  into a challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches blog. There is lots of inspiration over there. Please go and check out all the entries. Here is the sketch

 Today I have some easy faux watercolor cards for you. All you need is some Oxide Inks or water reactive ink, stamps of your choice,  black ink, clear embossing powder, heat gun, shimmer spray optional, black paint, glass mat or craft sheet  and a spray  bottle with water.

 My stamp sets are from Technique Tuesday.  I used Bowl Bouquet, Delightful Daisy and Lotus for the sentiment. The doily die is from In Love Art shop and is a set of 3.

                                                 This is what the finished card looks like.

The colors I chose to use are Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized  Amber and Lucky Clover.  You can see them in the 2 pictures below. The second picture is how I put them on my glass mat. You'll want to use a craft sheet or class mat for easy clean up.

Then I spray the ink with water to make it puddle.  Make sure the colors you pick don't  make a muddy  brow color when they mix. You may want to test this first.Then I put my paper down in the puddle to soak up the ink. You can see that in the picture below.

Then l take my paper up and look at it to see if I like it or want to add more color. I use my heat gun between layers to dry it. The Oxide inks layer well with bottom colors showing through.  I keep doing this step until I'm happy with the out come. The next picture shows the way my doily looked when done. I did this step for my background panel too.

Next I heat embossed my image and sentiment, and added black paint splatter to the background panel. Shown in picture below. I did these assembly line style. I did all die cutting,  then the ink smushing  technique, the the black paint splatter,  the heat embossing and then assembly of  the cards.

                   One more picture of the final card with a different image for you to look at.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a crafty day.



  1. What a beautiful set of cards! I just love the background! Those colours are fabulous! The flowers are so pretty as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Love the inky watercolor technique - perfect with the simple black stamped image! Thanks for sharing with us at FMS!

  3. The background is fabulous~ very pretty card! glad you joined us at FMS!