Nancy Ferb inspired my next card, she did a card similar, and I changed it up to make it my own. Using the Aqua Painters to watercolor makes even the beginner look like an expert at water coloring.
Stamp: Moon Lake 135540 Paper: Very Vanilla 12×12 124301, Old Olive 100702, Watercolor Paper 122959 Ink: StaZon Ink 101406, Old Olive 126953, Smoky Slate 131179, Cherry Cobbler 126966, Pool Party 126982, Soft Suede 126978 Misc: Aqua Painters 103954, Linen Thread 104199, Stampin’ Distress Tool 127562
I used 12 x 12 Very Vanilla paper, as it would be easier and waste less paper. I cut the card 6×6 so it would fold to be 3 x 6 and will fit in a regular size letter envelope. Use your Stazon Ink pad and stamp the boat stamp from Moon Lake to the left side of your Watercolor Paper that is cut 5 ¼ x 2 ½ and then I stamped my word choice where I wanted it on the same piece of cardstock. I used the Stampin’ Distress tool to rough up the edges on the Old Olive & Watercolor Paper. I smooshed up ink in the lids of all the colors I used to watercolor. BE VERY careful not to use too much water from your aqua painter…do not squeeze too much. You just need it to be damp. I used Old Olive & Soft Suede on the tree and a little on the ground to show dirt, and bushes around the boat. I used Smoky Slate inside the boat and on a few rocks near the boat. I used Pool party for the water around the boat and tree.
When using the aqua painters dip the tip in the color smoosh, and gently color your subject. When you need to change the colors, squeeze a little water out of the brush and wipe with a paper towel. After your images dry, adhere the watercolor CS to the Old Olive CS. Wrap linen thread around the two pieces several times and tie in a knot. Use dimensional in all four corners and mount on your Very Vanilla Card Base.