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Wed 24

Raining Watercolors
by Trina Pham

Hello there.  Today I have a clean and simple watercolor card to share.  Recent purchases of some water-based markers made me think of a fun and easy technique called Raining Watercolors.


Started by taping a piece of watercolor paper to a hardboard with painters tape.   On one end of the panel, high concentrations of each color were laid down.  So much so that the watercolor paper pilled.  No worries because that part can be cut away.


Next, held the board upright with a paper towel at the bottom to catch the drips and sprayed with water.  Water and gravity does all the work.  Sped up the drying process with a heat tool.


Because watercolors dry back, the process was repeated a couple more times to get the intensity I wanted.  


To complete the card, a panel was die cut from Bristol paper using Rectangle Basics.  A circle was die cut from that using Circle Basics.  Adhered the watercolor piece behind the opening.  The branch and boy silhouettes were die cut from black cardstock.  Confused where the boy came from?  He’s from Cupid with Swing with the wings trimmed off.


Black heat embossed the sentiment from Big and Little Words to finish.  Thank you for stopping in.  Have a wonderful week.







Intriguing technique, Trina, love the effect!! I have to try this! :D Your card is lovely and impressive!

I love the blend of colors you got with this, Trina. It made a stunning background for that sweet boy.

What a beautiful clever card!

It was the child that made me read your entire directions! I love children, especially little ones! Then ur technique intrigued me...so clever u r!
We use to do a bkgd similar but using a brayer! Your technique is too fun! Thank you! And I LOVE the child!

What a beautiful background, Trina! Thanks for the explanation of how you did it. This brings back memories of tree climbing days when I was a child!

Wow ! Gorgeous card and fabulous technique that for sure I will give it a try someday. Love how you made the silhouette with the Cupidon and the branch die cut. Absolutely beautiful, Trina. Thanks for sharing and for inspiring! Hugs xx

Beautiful blend of colours and so very pretty. Wow to the black silhouette and hope the little boy wasn't hurt in the process of snipping off his wings?.....LOL x Great way to extend the dies x.

wonderful idea for watercoloring. The card is beautiful!

Beautiful card!! Love the colors and the technique.

Beautiful Trina, I have to try this.

I love the background watercolour technique. So fun to make!
The child silhouette is kinda cute against the interesting background. Thanks so much for sharing the step-by-step watercolour technique.

So glad you showed us the technique - love it and must try it. It's a perfect background for a silhouette stamp or die. Gorgeous card!

Gorgeous background and an interesting watercolor technique, Trina! The colors are amazing!! And how ingenious to create a new silhouette with a little surgery of the Cupid and the branches!
Hideko xx

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