How to use no-line watercolouring in your cardmaking…

Continuing with my monthly theme of watercolouring, I am here today to show you how to use no-line watercolouring in your cardmaking. This is a super technique and can be replicated using any colouring medium that you like, the principles are still the same.

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A blue and yellow thank you card using the no-line watercolouring technique

I have used two stamp sets for my card today, the Forever Fern stamp set for the leaves and the Forever and Always stamp set for the flowers. I just love how these two sets, which look completely different in style, work together beautifully when combined with this technique.

How to use no-line watercolouring

To start with, decide which colour you are going to colour your image with, so for me it was Misty Moonlight for the leaves and Daffodil Delight for the flowers. If you don’t have the same colours, you could try using a very light tan colour, like Sahara Sand, as this should blend in to most of the colours fairly well. Stamp off your image a few times on scrap paper, until the image that you are going to stamp next is as light as it can be whilst still being visible.

An image showing step by step how to use no-line watercolouring in cardmaking - Stamp off the image 3 times.

Then, stamp your image onto a piece of watercolour card, because we are going to be using the no-line colouring technique with watercolouring today. I have stamped the image 4 times, leaving a gap where the stems cross over which is where the flowers will go. It doesn’t matter if it looks a little bit of a mess here at first because we won’t see it when the card is finished.

A Step-by-Step of how to use no-line watercolouring in cardmaking - colour in using a water painter

Take a small acrylic block and press it into the stamp pad of your choice to pick up some colour and then use the brilliant Water Painters from Stampin’ Up! to slowly but surely colour in your image, using the stamp as a reference if you need to check which areas are darker and which are lighter. The Forever Fern stamp set makes this really easy because it is a ‘Distinktive’ stamp set, so has all the shading in place.

A close up of a handmade card using the no-line watercolouring technique

If you would like to see how I coloured in the flowers, why not watch the YouTube video below, a replay of my Facebook Live video from a few days ago. Please do excuse the poor lighting, I need to adjust some camera settings on my new camera.

Watch this video to see how to use no-line watercolouring in your cardmaking

I do hope that this post has helped you to see how to use no-line watercolouring in your cardmaking. It really is a fabulous technique to try.

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Until next time, Happy Stamping xx

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