Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques

I have always loved the look of watercolor pictures so this was a unit of work that I enjoyed immensely. The card I ended up making used two techniques that were covered – Watercolor Ombré and Smooshed Backgrounds (which I used partly for my flowers).

Since I have completed so many different courses with Altenew I am finding that lots of the techniques and tips that I have learnt are incredibly useful as I make my own designs. With this particular card I used a color palette that I would not normally use and also decided that bold black leaves would be a far better option to enhance the composition.

When I look back over my work I can see a lot of growth and hope you are enjoying seeing my work evolve as well.

I love how the black leaves really draws your eyes to the flowers.

So here is my finished card. I placed the larger flower up on some foam tape to create some dimension and also used the sentiment that came with the Fabulous Florets Stamp Set.

Supplies used

  • 5×7 cardbase
  • Canson Watercolor Paper, Cold Press 140lb
  • Black cardstock
  • Silver glitter cardstock
  • Light weight vellum
  • 3M Foam tape
  • Altenew Fabulous Florets Stamp Set
  • Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
  • Distress Ink – Walnut Stain, Speckled Egg, Dusty Concord and Milled Lavender
  • VersaFine Pigment Ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Altenew water brush
  • Altenew Metallic Watercolor – Sterling Silver
  • Wide bristled waterbrush
  • Misti
  • Scissors
  • Altenew Ink blending tool
  • Lawn Fawn glue
  • Black and silver embellishments

Thank you once again for visiting.

Hope to see you again soon.


2 thoughts on “Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques

  1. This is stunning! I love how you first stamped in black and then popped the flowers on top of it! Very clever and brilliant!
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.


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