Thursday, September 7, 2017

Watercolor Block technique Thanks cards

Good morning readers! Today I am playing around with a new (to me) technique.  This is a super easy one and super fun.  You simply add color to an acrylic block and spritz with water.  The secret seems to be to put something heavy on top of the block and letting is settle for just the right amount of time (about 5 minutes).  I let some settle too long and the they had dried too much already and brought up some paper with the block.  On the versions I didn't wait long enough there were more puddles of color and more white space.

I fussy cut a couple of the cards in the shape of the block.  One card I die cut some layers.

I played with several different colors of ink.

Spellbinders Phrases One (Thanks)
Our Daily Bread Designs Stitched Rectangle dies (one card)
Distress inks: Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves  and Wilted Violet
acrylic blocks and water spritzer
Creative Memories punches (hearts and stars)

I would like to enter this in the following challenges: until 9/8x

Thank you so much for stopping by!



  1. Hi there! What a pretty card. Love the details and colors. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown Blog. Happy Crafting!

  2. Very pretty cards. Thank you for joining us at City Crafter :)

  3. It is always fun to try new techniques and these have worked really well!

    Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. These are gorgeous, love the watercolor backgrounds. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenges and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  5. What wonderful, organic backgrounds! I love the bold colors this technique gave you. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

  6. Isn't this a fantastic technique?? I've tried it a couple of times myself and love how its different each time. Love your colour combinations and the wobbly edge around it. So glad you joined us at TIME OUT!!

  7. So beautiful. Lovely coloring. Thank you for sharing with ua at Scrappin4fun Challenges. Priya-DT Member

  8. So beatiful background. Thanks for sharing at Scraping4fun challenge.
    Miroslava DT

  9. I think I might not have tried this technique quite this way (leaving it to sit for some time) and I must say it looks wonderful! I really want to try this out! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

  10. Beautiful watercolour backgrounds. Always a fun technique to do.
    Thank you for joining us over at Scrapping4FunChallenges
    Kelly (DT)

  11. Really pretty, the colours are very beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping4fun. Majda, DT

  12. Beautiful love the colourful backgrounds
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT