Tuesday, April 22, 2014

T time #2 - Water coloring technique

Hi friends!! This is Deepti Malik and I am here with some fun techniques for you. I thought water coloring is a hot trend right now so why not share a couple of techniques that are both fun, quick and will make ur project look amazing :) First up... Here's what the projects look like once complete. I decided to make some tags. 
You can apply the same technique on ur cards ! These technique are best for building a back ground for ur projects. So let's quickly take you to the technique :)

The supplies needed for the technique are - 
1. Water color paper tags/ card stock, 
2. Water colors - I used Twinkling H2O, any kind of water colors would work.
3. Brush - a flat brush
4. Some facial tissue - for Technique #1
5. Exacto knife - for Technique #2
Basic supplies needed for the technique
Other supplies - to dress up the tag (you can dress ur card the way you like)
1. Stamps - You can use any, I used Penny black Hugs set, Inkadinkadoo Christmas characters set
2. Inks - Memento Tuxedo black, Versa mark 
3. Markers for coloring the images - I used Spectrum Noir
4. Embossing powder - I used opaque white from Whisper
5. Scissors, foam dots, ribbon n heat tool

Here is the step by step process for

Technique #1 - Creating Clouds

Start with water coloring the card base/ tag. For this first apply a thin coat of water on base, followed by water color. This will result in smooth water colored surface. Now to create the cloud use a dry facial tissue, crumple it and dab it randomly on water color surface while its still wet. This will result in very realistic cloudy sky. Here's the process shown in pics :)


Technique #2 - Exacto knife background 

Start with water coloring the card base/ tag. For this first apply a thin coat of water on base, followed by water color. This will result in smooth water colored surface. The Exacto knife background building technique involves making superficial cuts on the water color card stock while water color is still wet. once we make these cuts, the water color seeps into the grooves of these cuts. I decided to make snowflakes by making cuts like an asterisk (*) . The same process will work with creating grass, trees or anything ur heart desires :) Here's the process shown in pics :)

Hope you enjoyed  the photo tutorial, though I wanted to make a video tutorial, I was not successful. Hopefully, will be able to make one for you guys next time. Would love to see what you created using this technique. Have fun!!


  1. Yeah water coloring is in now a days..and love ur techniques Deepti..I am sure many of us will try these!thanks for sharing!

  2. Yes Deepti !! I thoroughly enjoyed this tutorial the sky looks very realist and the technique with cute is fab !! thanks for the tut :D !!

  3. lovely techniques Deepti ..Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Ya Deepti...Watercoloring is a trendy technique now and thanks for sharing this lovely tute!!!! Love it :)

  5. Very useful techniques Deepti...will try them out!

  6. Great techniques, Deepti ! Will surely give this a try! Thanks!

  7. I was just thinking of water-coloring today, will try out the knife technique, sounds and looks fun!..Thanks for sharing!

  8. Awesome post Deepti, thanks for sharing.. :)

  9. These are adorable Deepti, thanks for the tutorial! Love the little mouse tossing out the letters!

  10. Two great watercoloring techniques Deepti! Your pics and instructions are very clear and easy to follow!

  11. Great tutorial Dee, you did a wonderful job explaining how this is done, makes me want to give it a try. Your tags are beautiful also! ~Diane

  12. I love photo tutorials because I can print them off and access them anytime. Thanks for such a great tutorial, Deepti!

  13. thanks for sharing these lovely techniques! i will surely try them

  14. Thank you so much for this step by step tutorial, Deepti! I learned so much about water coloring today, and can't wait to try these techniques for myself!

  15. Your pictorial is so easy to follow Deepti..............thanks for sharing.