Watercoloring using Layering Stencils

Hello, crafty friends! Hope you’re having a great week so far! It’s TaeEun here today with a Thank you card. It shows one of the beautiful peony clusters from the Blended Peonies Stencils set which I watercolored using the layering stencils!

I used the stencils as my guide for watercoloring. I watercolored the peonies in light pink and orange through the first layer of the stencils, chose darker colors for the next layer and so on. I gave it time to dry between the layers. The two layers of the leaves were also watercolored in the same way in two shades of green. 

After the watercoloring was done and dry I drew the outline of the peony cluster using a 08 black Micron pen and added details to the petals and leaves using a 03 Micron pen. As my watercoloring didn’t stay completely in the opening of the stencils and I drew the outline following my watercolored flowers, I couldn’t use the coordinating die. So I fussy cut the image and set it aside.

As the flowers are in a loose and rough watercolored look, I wanted the same in the background as well.  So I loosely watercolored a A2 sized watercolor paper panel in yellow, green and pink, let it dry and dry embossed the panel using the Convention coverplate die. I adhered it on a white cardbase and splattered black watercolor on it. After the splatters were dry I foam mounted the peony cluster on the card. 

The sentiment from the Easy Expressions Thanks set was stamped in Grape Crush and Noir, cut with the coordinating die and added to the card. 

I scattered some Soft Pink Gem Rhinestones to finish off the card. 

I love how this card turned out! I think the watercolor stenciling gives the image an artistic look! Hope you’ll give it a try!

Have a crafty day!


4 thoughts on “Watercoloring using Layering Stencils

  1. Michele F says:

    TaeEun, this is so incredibly beautiful! I’ve sponged watercolors through my stencils, but your method really does give the most realistic look! I love your pen work, and yes, this gorgeous bouquet deserves a special place – that embossed, splattered, watery colored panel is perfect for it!
    Well done, my friend!

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