Easy Watercolor Techniques #3: How to get a Variegated Wash

Happy Friday, all! I’m back with my third Easy Watercolor Technique. Variegated washes are fun to paint, especially if you love the unpredictability–it never dries how you expect!

I once again used my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors to paint the background on this card. I used shades of green since I planned to use the Lucky to You Know die from Simon Says Stamp. I thought it would make a fun St. Patrick’s Day card. :)

The watercolor paper from Arches cut like a dream when I ran it and the die through my Big Shot die cutting machine. Then I adhered the positive of the die cut (the words) to the from of the card front. I used foam tape to adhere the negative of the die cut (the outside area) to another card front.

I hope you enjoy today’s video! I plan to share more easy watercolor techniques in the near future.

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I often get questions about where to purchase the supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! :) The letters below each image are links to stores where you can buy the product. SSS = Simon Says Stamp, AZ = Amazon, etc. 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.