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soft watercolouring with dye inks

Soft watercolouring with dye inks

When I got the supplies out that I wanted to create with for this card, I decided to channel the Pinkfresh Studio look as much as I could which for me included a soft fresh colour palette. I didn’t have the time to spend carefully colouring in this lovely wreath, so I decided to use a fun and easy technique by adding soft watercolouring with dye inks! This technique is perfect if you want that watercolour look but you don’t actually have watercolour paints! If you want a quick video tutorial on this, make sure you follow me on Instagram, as I will have a Reel up shortly showing you how!

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Soft watercolouring with dye inks

Soft watercolouring with dye inks: colouring the wreath

Start off by stamping the large wreath from the PinkFresh Studio Floral Elements stamp set in WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying embossing ink onto watercolour cardstock. If you don’t have this, you can use your normal cardstock, but you need to be careful to not overload with too much water/liquid as this card will not handle it as well and may pill. When you reduce the amount of water, you will get a more vibrant colour compared to the soft watercolouring seen here. 

Cover your stamping with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder and heat set. Next, smoosh your ink colours of choosing down onto a palette or glass mat and spritz with water. In addition, spritz you stamping with water. Now using a paintbrush start applying colour over the areas you want over the stamp – just remember your colour wheel and try to prevent making a brown colour. 

The colours used on this card are Catherine Pooler Inks in the following:

Soft watercolouring with dye inks: assembling the cards

Once the colours have dried, using the coordinating die to die-cut the image out. For the background, use the PinkFresh Studio Simply diamonds die with a white card panel and foam mount this onto a white card base. In addition, foam mount the wreath on the front. 

For the sentiment, use the PinkFresh Studio Phrase Builder: Hello die set to die-cut the yellow 3 times out of black card and layer up. In addition, die-cut the shadow from vellum and layer with the word die-cut. To finish the card, add this to the front and embellish with Morning Dew Tonic Studios Crystal drops

soft watercolouring with dye inks

Soft watercolouring with dye inks

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Soft watercolouring with dye inks

Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you at these shops: Altenew (ALT), Scrapbook.com (SB), Hero Arts (HA), Picket Fence Studios (PF), My Favourite Things (MFT), Tonic Studios (TS UK/US), and Craft Stash UK/US (CS UK/US).

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Floral Elements stamp - PinkFresh Studio
Floral Elements stamp – PinkFresh Studio
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Phrase Builder: Hello - PinkFresh Studio
Phrase Builder: Hello – PinkFresh Studio
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Floral Elements die- PinkFresh Studio
Floral Elements die- PinkFresh Studio
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Simply Diamonds - PinkFresh Studio
Simply Diamonds – PinkFresh Studio
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Date Night Ink Pad Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Date Night Ink Pad Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Date Night Reinker Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Date Night Reinker Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Date Night Ink Pad & Reinker Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Date Night Ink Pad & Reinker Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mardi Gras Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mardi Gras Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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In The Park Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
In The Park Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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In The Park Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
In The Park Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Catching Rays Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Catching Rays Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Catching Rays Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Catching Rays Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Catching Rays Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Catching Rays Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Do-si-do Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Do-si-do Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Do-si-do Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Do-si-do Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Do-si-do Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Do-si-do Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Serenade Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Serenade Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Serenade Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Serenade Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Serenade Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Serenade Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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CPD | SB | LPT
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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CPD | CS (UK) | CS (US) | WOW (UK) | WOW (US)
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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CPD | CS (UK) | CS (US) | WOW (UK) | WOW (US)
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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CPD | CS (UK) | CS (US) | WOW (UK)
Metallic Gold Rich Pale - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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CS (UK) | CS (US) | WOW (UK) | WOW (US)
Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops - Tonic Studios
Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops – Tonic Studios
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Premium White Cardstock:  8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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BP
Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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BP
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Powder Tool Aplicator - EK Success
Powder Tool Aplicator – EK Success
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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Jewel Picker - Marvy
Jewel Picker – Marvy
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