Watercolour with a stencil?

Watercolour with a stencil? yes, apparently you can! A handmade card that shows one way this can be done, with beautiful results.


2/22/20231 min read

Technique: Achieving a faux watercolour look with a stencil.

Card base - 4.25 x 11, scored and folded at 5.5”. (I added a bit of gold metallic spatter here.)

Stencil watercolour paper - cut to 3.75 x 5.,

cut lengthwise into three equal sections @ 1.25” ea. Tear the ends of your paper allowing the edges to be uneven..Add dimensional tape or pop dots to the back of the stenciled strips. note: it really helps here if you number the strips on the back, and put an arrow on each one showing which way is “up” … it makes aligning them on the card much faster.Place the middle strip first, and then added the ones to each side. This allows you to determine the spacing quickly and easily.

Decide on a sentiment and stamp on watercolour paper (this ensures a colour match with the base). Add it along with a narrow piece of gold foil glued on the back to provide a little additional pop and visual balance.

My thoughts on the finished product: I was happy with this one!

Would you like to recreate this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from acolorfullifedesigns.com . Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are an exception as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

supply list:

  • stencil: Daisies, A Colorful Life Designs

  • card base: accent 100 lb cover Amazon

  • watercolour paper - unknown (received as a gift)

  • metallic spatter: Amazon.ca

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