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I love making handmade watercolor cards and I LOVE watercoloring with my Aqua Painters! Why? Because I can color outside the lines and in a messy fashion and call it ‘art’! I feel like a kid doing it. It’s fun, it’s whimsical, and so very forgiving. It looks like I have spent time on it getting all the shading just right, when in actuality, I just needed to add more ink on the aqua painters.

Take a look at this card and you will see what I mean:

 

Handmade watercolor cards

 

Seriously, is that not SO pretty? Here’s a closer look at some of the flowers so you can really see how much you can “goof” and have it look so gorgeous:

 

handmade watercolor cards up close

 

You see how not every flower petal or leaf has the same amount of ink? So what?  See how some are light and some are dark? So what!  See how some are outside the lines? So what!  It’s all BEAUTIFUL! Trust me, your ‘ta-da’ moment comes quickly since this doesn’t take much time at all. My best tip – go for it, don’t try. Just let what happens happen. No matter what you do, with this style of illustration and some watercoloring you are good to go!

Here are the items I used to make this card:
 If you are a member of stamping family, you can check out this video right here where we talk about how to easily water color, This video is part of a series offered in Stamping Family and if you aren’t a member, well, come on over – we LOVE new people and there’s so much waiting for you!

I encourage you to pull out your ink pads, your Aqua Painters and a great neutral ink pad and go for it! Once you get hooked on making handmade watercolor cards you won’t want to stop and since it doesn’t have to be “perfect” you will LOVE it!

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