Avery Elle Watercolor Blog Hop!

Hello hello and welcome to my stop on the Ellen Hutson & Avery Elle Watercolor Blog Hop! I had a blast playing around with the new liquid watercolors — so far 10 colors are available but I have to say my favorites are these 6 and they’re the ones I used in this post:

These 6 are so pretty and vibrant! Now I have a ton o’ stuff to share with you — so let’s hop to it! :)

Direct-to-Paper (Video)

I started off by doing some direct-to-paper action! Here’s a super quick little video to show ya:

Here are those steps in case ya missed ’em — they went by pretty fast, right? :)

  1. Wet your watercolor paper with clean water — I used this brush to wet the paper to make it go faster so that I could get to the fun part! :)
  2. Apply Avery Elle’s liquid watercolors
  3. Wait for it to dry!

Wetting the paper first helps the colors move and blend — it’s kinda mesmerizing watching them! And it’s kinda addicting too, so I kept playing around and have a bunch of cards to show you.

Hello Hello Hello

I always like to have a stack of general purpose “hello” cards on hand, so after I got carried away making all those backgrounds with the direct-to-paper technique I turned ’em into clean and simple cards with the Essentials by Ellen Brushstroke Hello + a lil heart die cut from the All Inside Dies set — these are the die cuts that coordinate with Mr. Bear and I love using the hearts that come with — love it when you can get more from your supplies that way!

I cut them out of black glitter paper because — glitter!!! :)

Now how about some closeups so you can see them better:

I love how the fizz and the cherry blended together in this one!

In this one, the purple was made when the cherry and the aquamarine blended together — so cool!

Then there’s this little number where I went horizontal:

I love how they’re all different!

Mad for Plaid

For this next card I wanted to try and make a plaid pattern — it didn’t exactly turn out like a plaid but I really like it anyhow!

I did the same technique as in the video above where I wet the paper with clean water first. Then I made horizontal stripes with cherry and then while everything was still wet I made the vertical stripes with fizz.

I almost couldn’t bear to cover that card up, so I used the Essentials by Ellen Many Thanks die and left it at that! This will be perfect for a friend who loves pink and orange — can’t wait to send it to her!

Now for one last card — and a variation on a the direct-to-paper technique.


For this card I busted out — a comb!!! — check it out:

I added some slower captions to this vid so hopefully you can catch all the action! :)

Here’s the story: J got a package of like 10 combs but he only needed one, so I grabbed this pink one and added it to my craft stash. I was thinking that I’d use it for gesso techniques but then after I noticed how the tips of the liquid watercolor bottles left lines on the paper it got the ole wheels turning.

Here’s a closeup so you can see it better — I love all that color and texture!

This card just had to have a few sequins and some silver glitter paper — plus this fabulous die and stamps! :)

Well that’s it for me! Hope you like these techniques as much I do! So fun you all!!

Hop On & Prizes!

Your next stop on the hop is Heather Campbell’s blog — Iove what she’s made, it’s so sweet!

Here’s the whole list in case you’re just now joining us our encounter any broken links:

And that’s not all! Be sure to leave comments at each stop on the hop for a chance to win one of two watercolor gift packs from Avery Elle & Ellen Hutson LLC! Leave your comments before March 28th, at 11:59pm PST. OH YEAH!


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75 Replies to “Avery Elle Watercolor Blog Hop!”

  1. I like your creatively and experimentation. I hope you only use that comb for crafting! Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful cards and I love these colors. The comb technique is brilliant and I love the look. Gorgeous!

  3. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Oh gosh! I’m only 5 people in to this hop and I’m sold! I need these liquid water colors!!

  4. I’ve never tried those inks. Looks great and so fun. The comb technique is so interesting.

  5. Love these so much Lisa! Brava!!!

  6. Christine A says:

    I love your fresh, happy cards! Great colors.

  7. Krystal Showalter says:

    You showed such creative ways of using these inks! Love it!

  8. cyndi morris says:

    Love these bold backgrounds — gorgeous colors. The comb technique is genius!

  9. Ooh, love quick and dirty cards! The comb is genius! Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Kristina Beagle says:

    Omgeee what awesome backgrounds!

  11. Arianna Barbara says:

    Wow! Awesome watercolouring!!! Gorgeous cards!!!

  12. Thinking out of the box using the comb. Love how it turned out. Next time I buy a pack of combs for my dad (he is always losing them) I am going to keep one and try this. Thanks.

  13. Kelly Booth says:

    Sooooooo cool!!!! I need these now 😉
    Especially love the comb it out!!!

  14. LOVE all the texture you achieved with the comb especially, Lisa … awesome techniques, and amazing cards!!

  15. Kari VanNoy says:

    Oh my gosh…such fun techniques!! These turned out amazing!

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