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No-Line Watercoloring (and Gouache!) with Watercolor Pencils!

NOTE: This post in sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!

Happy Monday, all! Today’s post is obviously not part of my Capsule Papercrafting Challenge. :) For today’s card and video, I used supplies from Simon Says Stamp’s March 2020 Card Kit. I was excited to use the Stronger Together stamp set from the kit, as well as the watercolor pencils.



(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

I’ve not been shy in the past about the fact that I don’t prefer watercolor pencils. I’d much rather just jump straight to the watercolor paints. LOL! However, since the pencils came in the kit, I wanted to give them a try. And I was surprised how much I enjoyed them!

On my first card, I added the pigment from the watercolor pencils to white gouache so I could paint on top of a dark surface! I stamped one the leaves stamps from the Stronger Together stamp set on Dark Chocolate cardstock and then painted leaves with the gouache mixture. Super fun!

For my other card, I stamped the large floral cluster from the stamp set on watercolor paper in Barely Beige ink so that I could do a no-line watercolor look. Then I painted the flowers by coloring directly onto the paper with the pencils and spreading the color with a damp brush, and also by picking up the color from the tip of the pencil.

Thanks for stopping by today! You can get the March 2020 Card Kit HERE, or subscribe to receive this kit and future kits HERE!

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.


*Simon Says Stamp March 2020 Card Kit
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Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Subscription
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*Simon Says Stamp Stronger Together…
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*Studio 71 Watercolor Pencils, set of 24
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*Simon Says Stamp Nested Circles dies
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*Waffle Flower A2 Layers dies
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MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
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*MISTI bar magnet
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Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Ink
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Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor…
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Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Card…
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*VersaFine Clair Ink in Fallen Leaves
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*Art Impressions Watercolor Palette
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Winsor Newton White Gouache
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*Royal & Langnickel Zen Watercolor…
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VersaMark Ink
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Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
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Precision Heat Embossing Gun
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Gemini Junior Die Cutting Machine
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy scoring board
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Simon Says Stamp Teflon Bone Folder
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110…
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Neenah Desert Storm Card Stock, 100 lb.
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
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*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold
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