Sunkissed Dahlia – Watercoloring using Stencils

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far !

It’s TaeEun here today with a floral card in a bold color scheme. I stenciled the gorgeous Sunkissed Dahlia by watercoloring the layers and stamped the outline using the Close Up Dahlia 2 stamp in Noir.

I began by watercoloring the Sunkissed Dahlia starting with the first layer. I colored the first layer in light pink and darken the color to stencil the next layers. You have to dry the panel between the layers for a better result. The image can become a little bit messy if the watercolor flows underneath the stencil. You can avoid that by reducing the water in your brush while stenciling. After I was done with the stenciling I stamped the Close Up Dahlia 2 on it in Noir. This stamp set from a previous release coordinate with the Sunkissed Dahlia stencils. The Close Up Dahlia 2 stamp has also leaves which aren’t in the Sunkissed Dahlia Stencils. So I watercolored the leaves after stamping. For a bold contrast I colored the background in black and let the panel dry. 

Next I cut the panel using two dies from the Double Pierced Rectangle A2 Nested Die set. I adhered the center part of the panel flat on a black cardbase and foam mounted the frame. The sentiment was cut using the Bold Alphas Lower dies from some white cardstock and from red foam. I layered the die cut sentiments and attached it on the card. For some shine I went over the white die cut sentiment using a clear glitter pen and scattered a few Deep Pink Rhinestones on the card. 

Thank you so much for looking!

Hope I was able to inspire you with my card today and you will give this technique a try 🙂 !


4 thoughts on “Sunkissed Dahlia – Watercoloring using Stencils

  1. Michele F says:

    Hello again, my friend! I’m spending the day with my friend Marcia today – I know she just ordered this one… hope I get a chance to test drive it! wink.
    It’s gorgeous with your magical water-coloring technique!


  2. Pat says:

    An absolutely beautiful large dahlia and the colours are gorgeous and beautifully watercoloured using this super stencil set TaeEun, and the design with the raised frame and the lower central area looks great with the contrasting white die cut ‘hi’. x


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