Did you know you can watercolor colored cardstock? I’m doing just that on Pop-Tone Berrylicious cardstock today. Hang with me for tips and tricks plus a bonus card with easy Copic coloring of Kraftgali Peony Bliss.
All the details to watercolor colored cardstock featuring Pop-Tone Berrylicious cardstock are in this short card making video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share with friends!
Now I know what you’re thinking, why exactly would you want to watercolor colored cardstock? For me, I like to experiment and push the limits of what a product can do.
When I painted these blue flowers on Pop-Tone Berrylicious cardstock, the blue cardstock did half the work for me. It’s pretty much like starting with an underpainting. Also when you die cut the cardstock, it leaves a blue edge vs. white edge. It’s something a bit different.
Watercolor Colored Cardstock
As you know, colored cardstock is not designed to hold water. The most important tip when attempting to watercolor colored cardstock is to use as little water as possible.
Therefore, Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers are perfect for the task at hand. They are highly pigmented so you get a huge color payoff with very little liquid.
ALTENEW TROPICAL FIESTA WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS
Turquoise, Desert Night, Sweet Leaf, Lime, Lava Rock
Simply take the marker directly to the paper, add a little bit of pigment in the shadow areas, and draw it out with a “damp” brush. The key is using a damp brush, not overly wet. You definitely don’t want pools of water on the cardstock.
I chose to do no-line watercolor by stamping Kraftgali Peony Bliss Stamp Set with Altenew Sea Glass Crisp Dye Ink, but you could also stamp in traditional black or heat emboss.
I stamped two more images with Sea Glass in on a white card panel and die cut several hello sentiments from Pop-Tone Berrylicious cardstock. Sea Breeze Nuvo Jewel Drops finished off the card.
Simple Copic Coloring
While I wanted to make two cards, I wasn’t up for another watercolor piece as they can take quite a bit of time. So I opted for some quick and easy one color Copic coloring.
Initially, I was thinking this design would consist of the die-cut sentiment and one Peony Bliss image stamped in black. But, that seemed a little plain so I stamped a few more images with Altenew Wisteria Crisp Dye Ink and added a few flicks of Copic BV00 to the black peony.
I hadn’t planned on Copic coloring and as a result, didn’t stamp the image in an alcohol marker safe ink. Therefore, I was careful not to touch the stamped image with the marker nib. After adding a few flicks of BV00 to the petals, I blended it out with the colorless blender.
BV00 coordinates perfectly with the sentiment die-cut from Pop-Tone Grapesicle.
Ebony Nuvo Crystal Drops finished off the card. What do you think? Will you try watercolor on colored cardstock? Have fun experimenting and check out the line of Pop-Tone cardstock for loads of color choices!
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