Watercolour is a hot trend right now that is seen everywhere in the crafting world, on our scrapbook pages, cards, and other projects.
Sakura has wonderful, portable and affordable palettes that are perfect to bring along whether you’re going to the countryside, relaxing at the beach, or walking urban landscapes. These are called their Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box. I also use this watercolour kit at home.
There are 12-, 18- 24 and 30 color travel palette kits that include a refillable water brush and dabbing sponges. You can purchase 4X6″ watercolour paper pads or cut down larger sizes of watercolour paper if you are going to travel.
To make this Easter card, I first used Clearsnap Ink and embossing powder to stamp and heat emboss this beautiful floral stamp from Impression Obsession. I stamped onto Bristol paper, which I find works well with both stamping and watercolour mediums.
Using the Koi water brush, you just pick up the watercolour, and use the palette to add more water or mix colours. I wanted a really light pink, so I picked up a little red and squeezed my water brush in my palette to lighten it up.
I used the Sakura Koi Watercolors to paint light pink on the blossoms, green on the leaves, and brown on the branch.
Then I painted blue loosely around the stamped floral as the sky.
You can see how well this would work as a travel kit…it is so compact!
For my sentiment “Happy Easter” I wrote with a Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic pink pen.
Applying watercolour to a stamped image is a wonderful way for everyone to try their hand at watercolour!
Our Summer 2016 issue will have a Watercolour feature article that you won’t want to miss!