Do you struggle with watercoloring sometimes, feeling like it has to be perfectly within the lines? Try this easy technique where not only is coloring outside the lines encouraged, but feel free to allow those colors to blend together a little!
Featuring the Honeybee Home Bundle:
I’ve been making a few more vintage style cards recently. Is it just me, or do you also find you get into the mood for a particular style or technique and run with it for a few projects?
The Honeybee Home bundle lends itself to either style (clean or vintage), and was a great choice for a watercoloring technique video.
For this technique, I’ve used the Honeybee Home bundle with its beautiful foliage and bumblebee images.
I find it’s hard to watercolor images with very small “coloring in areas”, especially with watercolors. It can also be a little challenging to stay within the lines.
So why not color outside the lines? Especially when the outline of your image is already white, it can be effective (and easier) to just go ahead and messy watercolor right outside the lines!
You may also have noticed that in places the colors bled together a little. This happens when one color isn’t dry before applying the adjacent color, but I just went with it. I actually quite love how it’s turned out on this one.
For the background, I’ve used the popular Hive 3D embossing folder. Even though I don’t actually have a bee on the front of the card, I like this texture against the pretty flowers and pink ribbon.
See the video below for a quick step-by-step.
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