One of the biggest trends at the moment seems to be watercolouring and I thought this would be a fun challenge to set everyone this week at Just Add Ink. You don't have to be Picasso to watercolour either, you can be as wishy washy or precise as you like.
How I made this watercolour panel:
1. I stamped the hexagons on watercolour paper with Black Staz On. (Yes, one at a time!)
2. I coloured in one hexagon with water only.
3. Using an Aqua Painter, I picked up ink from the lid of my chosen Stampin' Up! colour and coloured that wet hexagon, letting the colour wash out as I moved from top to bottom.
4. I repeated the same process for each hexagon until all were coloured.
I used two inks in each colour, one dark and one light, side by side in separate hexagons. I also let my panel dry naturally, but you could speed this along gently with a heat gun. Mount your panel as desired.
I made this card for my sisters birthday recently and she loved it. I hope you do too, and try the technique I have described above. If you do, will you let me know? I love to hear what people think of these brief tutorials. I have also had some requests for tutorials for the two swap cards I made for Convention. I promise to get these done as soon as I get a little down time. Watch this space!
I hope you feel inspired to join the challenge this week at Just Add Ink. The design team have some superb examples of watercolouring for you to see also. We look forward to seeing you there!