Paper: Simple Watercolor Sentiments

April 8, 2014

Simple Watercolor Sentiments | Damask Love

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Watercolor is the new “it” look in crafting. Or at least we’re gonna pretend it is because that makes today’s post way more “trendy.” I’m guessing that the whole appeal of watercolor is the fact that you can be a little messy and still end up with a beautiful finished product. Such is the case with today’s project. I literally put this post together in the twenty minutes I had free between laundry, writing a manuscript for work and finishing up my Home Depot Style Challenge Patio assignment. It was a busy day. I only have enough time for watercolor. Turns out, twenty minutes is plenty. Here’s how it’s done:

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{1} A watercolor palette {2} Notecards made from watercolor paper {3} Post-It Craft Paper cut to the same size as the notecards and die cut with sentiments using the Memory Box Large Alphabet Dies {4} Bone folder (I highly recommend this Teflon bone folder which is quite possibly my most coveted craft item!) {5} WPlus9 Quite Like You Stamp Set {6} Inkpad (I’m currently jonesing over the Wplus9 Pure Color Collection which stamps beautiful & crisp on watercolor cardstock). {7} NOT SHOWN: a heat gun

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Simple Watercolor Sentiments | Damask Love{1} Adhere the Post-It Craft Paper to the card front and use the bone folder to ensure that all the openings are well adhered to the paper. This way – no color will seep through.

{2} Begin applying watercolor. Do this in dabs rather than with a swiping motion.

{3} Continue adding watercolor until most of the sentiment is covered. A few empty spots goes a long way to making the finished product look a little more handmade and artsy.

{4} Use the heat gun to dry the watercolor immediately. This is great for impatient crafters like me!

{5} Peel off the Post-It Craft Paper to reveal the sentiment.

Simple Watercolor Sentiments | Damask Love

Simple Watercolor Sentiments | Damask Love

 

3You can have a lot of fun with color combinations. I love this card which I created with shades of orange and red. There really is no going wrong! Just have fun with it. Simple Watercolor Sentiments | Damask Love

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Simple Watercolor Sentiments | Damask Love

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26 thoughts on “Simple Watercolor Sentiments”

  1. Love this technique. BUT I am having a duh! Moment today… how d do you do this? Do u cut out “Y O U” out w/the dies on the post-it paper first …then apply the post it paper onto. the watercolor paper? GUESS what I think the duh just went away!!!! Love your posts & site….sue from New York! 😉

    1. Yep! You are on the right track. To get the “YOU” sentiment, just die cut it from the post it paper first, then adhere the cut post it paper to the front of your card. Hope this helps!

  2. Amber – Another great idea, I love this project! Heads up to anyone who would like to give this a go – Michaels is currently having a great sale on this “yellow, 300 series” watercolor paper this week. Buy 3 pay for 1. Mine was $2.66 each and normally cost $7.99 each. Sale ends Sat, 4/12.

  3. I too wonder if you have to cut the YOU out or does the post it come as a stencil? Great idea if I can figure it out – my duh moment is not going away.

    1. Hi Kathy! For this project you are sort of creating your own stencil using dies and post it paper. First, you die cut the letters from the Post It paper to create a sentiment stencil. Then adhere the die cut stencil to the front of the card to complete the watercolor portion of the project. Hope this makes sense!

  4. I also am having the duh moment about getting the “YOU” cut out. I clicked on the link for the “Memory Box Dies” but it said something like “product not found”

    1. For this project you are sort of creating your own stencil using dies and post it paper. First, you die cut the letters from the Post It paper to create a sentiment stencil. Then adhere the die cut stencil to the front of the card to complete the watercolor portion of the project. Hope this makes sense!

  5. Awesome Watercolor Cards! So pretty! I love the Post-It Craft Sheets! Thank you for introducing me to this product!

  6. Hi there. I love the cards. Are the memory box die alphabets ones that can be used in the Big Shot?
    Thanks so much!

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