3 Ways to Use Watercolors on a Scrapbook Page

Hello everyone, it’s Terhi here! Are you ready for some color therapy!? I know I am!

Watercolors are my favorite wet media. I’m not great at painting images with watercolors, but I sure love using them to give my creations extra detail. You can use them for so many techniques that I would dare say they are the most versatile media ever. 

Today I want to share a scrapbook layout with you! I created it with Shimelle’s Never Grow Up line. The layout features three different ways to include watercolors to a scrapbook page.

Watercolor Tip #1: The Flicking Method

The first and most visible tip I have for you is to simply flick the watercolor onto the background. The smaller brush you flick with, the smaller the drops will be and vice versa. As I don’t plan my layouts in advance, I always add the flicks as the finishing touch instead of adding them first.

To avoid messing up your whole creation, I highly recommend covering all important areas (such as the photo) with left over papers or tissues before starting the flicking process.

Watercolor Tip #2: Combine Watercolors with Other Media 

Here, I stamped tons of beautiful butterflies to the background and used the American Crafts Moxy Embossing Powder to emboss the images. Once everything else was on place, I colored the butterflies on the background. As the embossed images resist the wet watercolors, the pretty butterflies pop up even though they are as white as the background is. How fun!

Watercolor Tip #3: Use Watercolors to Make your own Embellishments.

Once I had the embossing powders on hand, I thought to use it for another technique as well. Again, I stamped on white paper, this time with the same butterfly stamp but also with a leaf stamp found from the same Never Grow Up Stamp Set. Then I activated the embossing powder by heating it up. Once it cooled down again, I colored all images with watercolors and fussy cut them. I attached all fussy cut elements with foam dots to make them even more dimensional. What a perfect way to make your own embellishments!

Thank you for joining us today! Hope you’ve learned something new from watercolors. Happy scrapping!

Products used:

American Crafts Kelly Creates Plastic Palette (354725), Kelly Creates Round Brush Set (354722), American Crafts Paper Fashion Watercolors Basics (349306), American Crafts Never Grow Up Patterned Papers Fly Free (356155), Spring Awakening (356158), Flutter by (356162), Flower Meadow (356166), Dreams Come True (356170), Never Grow Up Embellishments with Foil Accents (356190), Never Grow Up Floral Ephemera (356183), American Crafts Cardstock White (71259), American Crafts Moxy Embossing Powder Opaque White (379570), Sticky Thumb Dots (340272), Sticky Thumb Runner (342039).