Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Faux Watercolor Technique with Cathy

Hi Quick Quotes fans, Cathy here with you today sharing an inking technique that I came across the other day on My Craft Channel. Here is the link to the video: My Craft Channel Faux Watercolor Inking.

My curiosity was piqued by their technique, so I decided to give it a try with my Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks.

I used watercolor paper for my background paper, just so that I knew I had a nice heavy weight paper to work with, but after doing this technique, any paper would work. I also played around with different painter's tape. Some painter's tapes are stickier than others...the stickier the tape the better the technique works.

On the first card, I used Coral and Feather Gray chalking inks. I left a little space between each stripe.


On the second card, I used three colors of chalking inks...pay no attention to the labels of the inks below...as I see I have them all goofed up (it's been one of those weeks). I used Caribbean Blue, Coral and Soft Sage and left no space in between the colors, again I used watercolor paper. After I had the entire piece inked, I blended between the colors using a wet baby wipe.


After I was finished creating the background, I used my Silhouette Cameo Sketch pens to add the blue flowers.


I finished the card with a fun flower and banner!


Here is the end result for the first background piece. I finished it with some fun borders from the Baggage Claim collection and a die cut bicycle from my Silhouette Cameo!


I love how both of these turned out, the faux water color technique is fast and easy. It works fantastically with Quick Quote PowderPuff Chalking Inks. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Coral PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Soft Sage PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Feather Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink
Calypso 100
Calypso 200
Calypso Chipboard Die Cuts
Serendipity 100
Baggage Claim 500

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today for a visit!
~ Cathy
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