Make It Monday | Watercolour Wash

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I did it! I finally got round to making another video tutorial for a Make It Monday! Yay!

This week here at StampinByHannah I have a heap of projects using Watercolour to share with you. I love watercolour, I love playing with inks and getting a little messy, creating one off pieces and generally having fun with ink! Yesterday I attended a Team Training day (more on that coming this week, but I will admit that this blog post was written last week!) and held an inspiration station based around watercolouring, so I have a mountain of samples to share with you, featuring a range of watercolouring techniques. But I thought I would keep it simple for Monday, and demonstrate a watercolour wash

Make It Monday Watercolour Wash video tutorial

This was my original card, and the wash here is in Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party, super pretty. This card would be perfect for a masculine birthday and so the sentiment it taken from Big News and has been heat embossed in white.

The key to an effective watercolour wash for me is to use an Aqua-Painter. I tend to prefer a traditional paint brush when watercolouring images, but for a wash like this one, the Aqua-Painter really comes into it own. The great thing about an Aqua-Painter is that the handle of the brush is full of water, which comes out onto your paper via the bristles of the brush which means that as you ‘wash’ over your card stock with the brush more water feeds out, diluting your ink further and giving you a super easy ombre effect.

Stampin' Up! UK Watercolour Wash Video Tutorial Thank you card

Now for these cards as the colour starts to fade on your wash, I have added in a different colour to create a gradient and multi-colour wash. As usual there are no rules here, you could use just one colour or you could create a whole rainbow, who says you stick to just blues!

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