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Dig out those watercolor paints and put them to use with your papercrafts
Use your favorite watercolors and simple ingredients you have at home to create some awesome backgrounds for your cards, layouts and more that will be sure to stand out.

Posted by Peg R. from Moline, Illinois, United States • Published See Peg R.'s 46 projects »
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  • Step 1

    For the card, begin by cutting a piece of watercolor paper that will fit the size of your card base. This card is a 5" x 7" card and the watercolor paper has been cut to 4" x 6".

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint completely over the paper.

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 3
    Step 3

    While the paint is still wet drop salt across the painted areas and allow to completely dry.

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once dry, brush off the salt. Stamp your favorite image onto the piece.

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Notice how the background has a mottled look and to the entire look of the piece.

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use a die cut tag or a punched tag from the watercolor paper to make some fun treat bag ties, bookmarks or anything you enjoy.

    Begin by spreading water over the entire tag using a clean paintbrush.

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Next, watercolor over the paper.

    While the paint is still wet spritz some rubbing alcohol onto the tag. This can be a little tricky because if it's still too wet the paint will pull away from the alcohol and roll off. If it is too dry the affect won't be created. Just keep practicing until you get a look that you like.

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once the tag is dry stamp your image onto the tag.

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 9
    Step 9

    This is what a black watercolored tag looks like stamped with white ink.

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 10
    Step 10

    For another look, wet the tag with water and then add the paint.

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 11
    Step 11

    While the paint is still wet, spatter a paintbrush dipped into the rubbing alcohol over the tag.

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 12
    Step 12

    Allow it to dry.

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 13
    Step 13

    Stamp your image onto the tag.

  • How to paint a watercolor card. Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting  - Step 14
    Step 14

    See how the spattered design appears as a second layer on the project?

  • Step 15

    Finish the projects by using the Creating A Project With The Using Watercolor Paints In Your Papercrafting Tutorial.

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