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Faux Watercolor Technique with Jill Foster

Hi everyone! Jill Foster here with a faux watercolor technique.  It's easy to get the look of a watercolor painting with your favorite Design Memory Craft Products!  Here's a look at two cards featuring this technique:Faux Watercolor
Faux Watercolor IB Anika 

1.  Color stamp using Stamper's Big Brush Markers. I used brush stroke stamps by Penny Black.  They are perfect to create this look. Color heavily and work quickly. 
2.  Spritz stamp lightly with water.  Stamp onto heavy cardstock.
3.  Trace around stamped image lightly and imperfectly with fine-tipped black PITT® Artist Pen.  You can also add shading to the interior of the stamped image, for example, I added dots to the center of the sunflowers.   
4.  Add additional shading to stamped images using Stamper's Big Brush Markers.  Work in small sections and blend with fingertip.
5.  Color with Stamper's Big Brush Marker onto acrylic block.  Spritz with water.  Dip paint brush into ink and flick onto stamped image.
6.  Now this simple step will add some major "wow factor" to your image:  Color along one side of your stamped image using the grey Pastel Pencil.  Blend lightly with fingertip. 

Happy stamping!


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Kathy (krolski)

Jill's cards are always amazing!! Stunning!

Evelyn in Oregon

Definitely looks like watercolor! You really do a good job with those Big Brush markers!

Michele A-Z

What an awesome card! I've done the watercolor technique before, but the details you've added really take it to a new level! Love it!

Jean Ginchereau

Can't wait to try this technique. It's just lovely and seems simple but with great results.

Linda C. Baker

Love these cards Jill. Love the black outlining.


Beautiful! Love the effect of the outlining with the PITT pen!

Carol B

Gorgeous projects! I love the look of this technique.

Carol B

L Jensen

Hadn't thought of spritzing the stamp first. Love the look!!

Jen Clark

Hi Jill - did you stamp the background first? And if so, did you use a mask when stamping the flowers? Trying to figure out exactly how you got that look - it's gorgeous!! :)

Jen Clark

Okay, ignore my last comment...LOL! I think I see now that it's just the cardstock you stamped on...I think I see the script showing through the stamped image a bit now. Correct me if I'm wrong, though! ;)

dustypenny (aka Joy)

Stunning cards, Jill!

Angi Rankin

gorgeous cards! I'm definitely going to give this a try myself.

Memory Pro

Jill, your cards are amazing.

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