Saturday, September 13, 2014

Easy Watercolor Technique

Hi crafty friends, It's Tyra and I'm here to share an easy watercolor technique you can use to add a graphic twist to your Die-Namites Dies. Today I'm using the beautiful Five Petal Flowers Die:


  1. Pigment Ink,
  2. Five Petal Flowers die (DN-1195) and 
  3. Stamps, Watercolors, Mixed Media card stock

I used super heavyweight (140lb!) mixed media card stock, perfect for this technique, holding up well to watercoloring and stamping.  I ran the card stock and the Five Petal Flowers die through my Big Shot a few times to ensure a clean cut. 

I used  the arrow stamp pictured and waterproof pigment ink to stamp a graphic pattern onto my flower for bit of a contrast.  I added watercolor to different parts of the stamped pattern.  I only used one color for shading since the die and the stamped pattern already added enough visual interest. 

I decided to cut  and completely color another flower, adhering the second flower behind the first to add texture. 

I love quick and easy and I hope I have inspired you to get out your watercolors and start playing!  Thanks so much for visiting!  

Hugs, Tyra


  1. Beautiful card! Love the 2nd layer you added!

  2. Great technique. Thanks for the tutorial! Beautiful Card

  3. Lovely card. Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  4. Tonya....what a GREAT the technique!