Thursday, June 19, 2014

Embossed Watercoloring

I spent a fun Wednesday with my crafting friends and learned a cool way to do some creative watercoloring.  The idea is to emboss on white watercolor stock with white embossing powder, so white on white.  Then with any kind of watercolor medium, in this case Distress Inks and a brush, apply color all over the image.  The embossed ridges keep the paint in place.  Then with a little more care fill in the background with more watercolor.  I made up a pile of white embossed images to have on hand for a quick watercolored card in a short period of time.  Using a craft mat I dabbed assorted Distress Mini Ink Pads to create my palette.  Then with water mix into the ink as needed when color needs to be diluted.

For added texture you can also flick with a wet brush water droplets as well as flick a little Black Soot Distress Ink on your brush for some speckled interest as I have done.

140 lb cold press watercolor paper
Stamp used: Stampendous Ranunculus Field 2009
Distress Mini Ink Pads in assorted colors.  Pumice Stone for the background
Assorted watercolor brushes
Colorbox Pigment Frost White
JudiKins White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Water jar for diluting colors as needed


  1. This is stunning Farley!!

    What an amazing card!!!

  2. well, my comment from last night did not show up! as Lucy would say hrumphhhhh. It turned out great Farley, and that's just the perfect stamp for this techinque!

  3. gaw and jus!!!! love this, farley! have i told you lately that i miss chatting with you guys on the board!

  4. Thank you for a new,way to use this terrific image. Love your card!

  5. Thank you for a new,way to use this terrific image. Love your card!

  6. how did you apply the pumice stone and the white pigment? were they applied before coloring the flowers? I love this card! Best one I found on
    Pinterest all night! Can't wait to look all through your blog! Thank you for sharing this!

  7. I love this. Thank you for sharing.