Water Color Technique

Water coloring with an aqua painter and a bit of ink looks so beautiful on a card and is an easy look to achieve. You don’t need to be an expert artist (I’m not!) and you can do just a little or a lot – depending on the look you’re going for!


For this class we used the Pretty Kitty Clear Mount Stamp Set – I’m a cat lady so this set really caught my eye! I think this set works well for birthday cards, thank yous, and just “thinking of you”.

Here’s everything we used:
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When water coloring you first stamp your image on card stock then get the closed ink pad in the color of your choice (for the kitty above we used Delightful Dijon) and press the lid into the ink pad. Then when you flip open the stamp pad you’ll have a patch of ink that you can use to dip your Aqua Painter into.  In the below picture you can see the ink patches on the lids and a water colored image in progress!


Helpful tip: Less is more! Make sure the Aqua Painter brush tip isn’t too wet, otherwise too much water will seep into the paper and could potentially warp the card stock.

Sometimes just a little bit of water coloring can create a beautiful effect. In the below card we just used a little bit of Blushing Bride Ink to give this happy kitty some pink cheeks and a pink bow! Plus, a little Always Artichoke to give the kitty something to stand on and to tie in the card stock and Designer Series Stack paper used.


The Aqua Painters are so easy to use, in between colors you can just wipe off the tip on a scrap piece of paper and use your fingers to rework the bristles into a “point” again. The brushes are durable and come in a two pack.

Want to learn more rubber stamping techniques? Join my next crafting class! It’s free and you’ll walk away with a handmade card and some new crafting knowledge!


Host your own in-home crafting class! I’ll bring everything we need – you invite some friends to create with AND you earn rewards towards your own Stampin’ Up! goodies.


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Until Next Time,

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