Everyone please welcome my guest poster Lisa from Mabey She Made It! She is sharing a tutorial on how to make this beautiful Valentine’s Watercolor Art! It’s a perfect decoration for Valentine’s or to keep out year round to celebrate your love 🙂 Ok now I’m getting sappy, on to the guest post!
The ombre trend is still going strong. Watercoloring is becoming more popular (which I LOVE). And emboss resist is always boss. So combine all three of these cool techniques and trends and you have something you just have to try. And you’ll be surprised at how simple it is to create.
Hi everyone, I’m Lisa Mabey from Mabey She Made It a DIY projects, crafting, and sewing blog and I’m excited to be here sharing some Valentine love with you! Today we’re going to be making this Ombre Watercolor Resist Art, and I think you’re going to love it.
- Watercolor paper
- Flat watercolor brush
- Dye-based Ink or watercolor paint
- Heart stamp
- VersaMark ink
- Clear embossing powder
- Heat tool or blowdryer
Let’s get started!
- Start by stamping your image using VersaMark ink on watercolor paper. Make sure your image is really stamped well, as EVERY detail will show.It’s hard to see, but I have three hearts stamped on my paper here.
- Cover image with embossing powder while the ink is still wet, and emboss your image.
- Now get your watercolor paint or ink, some water, and your brush and start applying the color starting at the bottom. se lots of water so the color blends and work your way upward. As you go up, you don’t want to have lots of color on your brush; just keep working the color. When you get to the embossed image(s) you’ll notice that the water just beads up around the embossing, leaving you with a super clean image.
- Once the whole surface is covered, let it dry.
- If you want, add embellishments using a pen or marker. I added the word “love” with a super fine Sharpie.
Now frame it, and enjoy a super simple print that captures the latest trends. I am already planning a monogram version of this project for my living room…can you see all the possibilities?