Altenew Cards Distress Water Coloring

Coral Charm Distress Watercolor – Altenew

Today’s post is watercoloring with Distress Inks using the Coral Charm from Altenew.
I’m jumping into the Altenew Inspiration Challenge and decided to use (most of) the colors and style for my inspiration.

I don’t do a lot of watercoloring but I have to admit I really enjoyed this. I don’t do anything fancy but let the colors and water do the work. I love watching the color spread throughout the water.

I stamped the images onto Canson Watercolor cardstock with clear ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. This helps contain the water into the certain areas of the flowers and leaves.
Next, I wet a few petals and added some Broken China Distress ink with my paint brush. Then I dabbed my brush into Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink (smooshed on my desk) and just lightly touched the area again. Then, I watch the ink spread. It’s beautiful! I play with it a little, spreading out the ink here and there until I’m happy with it and then let it dry.
I’ll have a video on this technique in the near future on another card. 
My background is also on Canson Watercolor cardstock where I used the wet on wet technique with Twisted Citron and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. Once dried, I splattered with Evergreen Bough and die cut with the Wonky Rectangle die. I added my panel to an A2 size cardbase with craft foam. 
The sentiment is also from the Coral Charm stamp set in which I heat embossed with white embossing powder. After adhering all my items, I added a few Sparkling Confetti for a little more interest. 
I really enjoyed creating this card in case I hadn’t mentioned that already haha! It’s an easy watercoloring technique that makes you feel artsy without being artsy.
Here is a board you can save to Pinterest if you want come back again.
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1 Comment

  1. What a pretty card!! I love the lovely color you got with the blueprint sketch distress ink!!

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