Watercolor

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.

Fabulous

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!

Supplies

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75 thoughts on “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. 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.

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