designteamheadshots_channinHello everyone!! It’s Channin here! Did you know that you don’t have to own watercolor paints to give watercoloring a try? Waffle Flower’s dye inks work really well with water! Because you can mix their inks with water you are able to play around with a lot of fun techniques ink smooshing and watercoloring. Check out today’s video to see how I use my dye inks to watercolor! ;)

[Technique Tuesday] Watercoloring with Ink

Watch below or on our YouTube channel. img_2420 First, I stamped a sentiment from the Congrats stamp set in versafine onyx black ink on a panel of watercolor paper. I then repeatedly stamped the flower/succulent from the First Step stamp set and a flower and a pair of leaves from the Leafy stamp set in Peace of Mind dye ink on my panel. img_2421 Next, I smooshed New Fish in Pond and Happy Go Lucky dye inks (aren’t these ink names so fun!) on my acrylic block and then misted them with water. I then pick up the watered down New Fish in Pond with a paint brush and painted the large flowers and the lower half of the small flowers. After I had painted all the flowers with New Fish in Pond, I moved onto Happy Go Lucky. I painted the centers of the large flowers and the upper portions of the small flowers with the Happy Go Lucky. Next, with just clean clear water I painted over leaves. img_2422 This re-activates the ink and adds a little color to open areas of the leaves. I then cleaned my block and then smooshed and misted Peace of Mind dye ink. I used this final ink to paint the bases of the small flowers. Next, I die cut 3 “celebrate” out of black cardstock using the Celebrate word die. I then adhered these together with multi-medium matte. Lastly, I added foam tape to the back of my watercolored panel, adhered it to a 5” by 7” white card base and then adhered my “celebrate” onto top.

Supplies:

Congrats Stamp Set  First Step Stamp Set Leafy Stamp Set  Peace of Mind Dye Ink New Fish in Pond Dye Ink  Happy Go Lucky Dye Ink Celebrate Word Die