The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, March 30, 2012

Watercoloring Tutorial

Today over on the DeNami Design blog I'm sharing a photo tutorial on watercolor painting, my very favorite way to color stamped images. No watercolor paints? No problem! I do all of my watercolor painting with dye inks, either from re-inkers, dye ink pads, or even water-based markers. It's so easy! I've got tips and tricks to help you get started, and I show all the steps for making this card (which I am entering in the Anything Goes Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp).

I hope you'll take a minute to check it out, and please let me know what you think!

Also, two quick DeNami reminders before I go:
  • Our Product Spotlight stamp from this week, the Bunny Border, is still on sale at 10% off the regular price (but only through next Tuesday, so don't delay placing your order if you were thinking about adding it to your collection!).
  • Be on the lookout for our new DeNami challenge--it will start on Monday!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Emily

24 comments:

Pam said...

Very easy tutorial Emily! Now I just need some watercolor paper!! Such a pretty card, love the soft flowers!

Hussena said...

Your card looks so beautiful...i really liked your tutorial its so easy to follow and such a fab technique...thank you so much for sharing:)

Wendy said...

Such a great job on the tutorial! Fabulous info, pictures, and finished project. I love the circular design, you always make it FUN!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Spring wreath! I love these bright colors, Emily!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Emily!!! Thanks for the fun lesson ;)

Marisa said...

This is great Emily. Lovely design and water colouring. Congrats on being the I Spy lady this week too!!!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful card and technique Emily!

maryr917 said...

great watercoloring tutorial Emily-and your card is so so pretty

Kary said...

What a sweet card, Emily! It looks so pretty. Great tutorial too at Denami's blog.

Benzi said...

What a beautiful card, Emily! I still love watercoloring but don't do it as much as I once did. It's always fun and I feel as if I really accomplished something when I watercolor.

Lisa Petrella said...

EXCELLENT tutorial, Emily!!! Your watercolored flowers are STUNNING and really POP on the green background!!! BEAUTIFUL work!

Anita said...

This is so gorgeous Emily!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Pink and green look so fresh together! You created such a focal point, thanks to all that fussy cutting. It's beautiful, Emily!

Linda R said...

Looks fabulous.. I am on way over to take a look!

Hugs~

Lisa Arana said...

wow, so sweet and pretty. love those flowers.

Barb King said...

Just checked out your tutorial- very nice. i love to use Twinking H2O's when I watercolor, they give a nice sheen.

onecraftymama said...

LOVE this image - especially with the 'focal petals' coloured darker. It just pops them! And pink & green together just make me happy :)

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful Emily!!!! So fresh and perfect for spring!

nwilliams6 said...

Emzi - this is so pretty and so well done. You do some great tutorials!!!

yyam said...

Such a sweet card! What a fabulous technique! :)

Tan's Hobbies said...

So very beautiful card, Emily!! Love the flowers, love the coloring, love the overall colors and you design the whole things so brilliantly.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love your card, and the tutorial showed how easy it was to make this lovely! Might have to try this coloring technique. ;o)

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the kaleidescope effect of that framing....cool

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How marvelous. What a pretty design. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog this morning. I feel inspired. I hope to be back more often. I just took on more than I could do in the last six months-but I am about to wind down!!! lol

Bear Hugs,
Carol