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Fri 30

Watercoloring Die Cuts
by Laura Fulcher


Greetings friends.  Today I want to talk about watercoloring your die cuts.  For my project today, I started by cutting my poinsettia and leaves out of 140lb cold press watercolor paper.  I then chose to color them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I like the control you get by using a marker rather than paint and a brush.

I started with my poinsettia petals and placed my darkest color of red:


Next, I softened the edges with a pink marker.  The pink is a much lighter color, but because it has a brush nib, the red won't end up staining the pink nib:


I left a little bit of white space on the edges so that I could soften the pink with a waterbrush and get a gradient of color:


Next it was on to the leaves.  I did the same process, but with my greens:



To finish the card, I added an oval from a Halloween set, a sentiment and a few rhinestones for the center of the poinsettia.

Adding color to a card is wonderful, but what about a monochromatic look?  Dave Brethauer made a gorgeous monochromatic card for the latest catalog.  It is a great card to me mass produced for the holidays:


Now it is giveaway time! For your chance to win the new Ruffled Poinsettia die, leave a comment on this blog post by 11:59 pm EST Sunday, September 1. The winner will be randomly selected and announced right here on this blog the next day on Monday, September 2. Good luck!







Gorgeous framing of this lovely floral.

The Poinsettia looks really nice. It is an unexpected color scheme that is really nice.

Your cards are lovely! I really like the poinsettia one because I'm a fan of poinsettias. All the colors go perfectly together. What an inspiration! Sure hope I win this one. If not, I will have to get it for myself. Thanks for the inspiration. The white card is sheer elegance!! Great job on both cards!!

So elegant. I love thecolor pop. Thank you.

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

Beautiful cards, Laura, and great coloring technique. Thanks!

Both cards are lovely but I really like the elegance of the all white card with a touch of gold!

Simple yet elegant. Lovely

Thank you, Laura, I have been wanting to color a poinsettia and I love the color scheme and painting techniques that you chose.

Oh what pretty cards!! Don’t know which I like better-the beautiful red one or the gorgeous white on white.. Thanks for sharing them!

So very pretty! Love my Memory Box dies!

Beautiful creations! I love that poinsettia
In both colors!

Beautiful watercolored poinsettia!

I love the cards both the colored and the white. I appreciate your coloring instructions...I struggle with how to color.

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous, love your coloring on the first and love the elegant feel to the last!

Blending tips & color suggestions are always helpful! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card!

Wow, this is a gorgeous die and your coloring makes it even more spectacular

Thanks for showing us how watercoloring a die cut can make it stand out even more. This is gorgeous!

Gorgeous poinsettia die. Love your very pretty and colorful card and Dave's monochromatic one is so elegant as well!

Both of your cards are beautiful. Hard to chose which one I like better. So many different possibilities with this die.

Love the watercolor look! Thank you for sharing!

Absolutely beautiful card!

OMG! I've never colored a die after cutting it I just love both your cards

I love poinsettias at Christmas and this is such a beautiful die and card. I love how you colored this but I also really like the one in all white.

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for the watercoloring tips; it looks awesome!

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