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.


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