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How to Watercolor with Color Fuse Inks

Watercolor with Color Fuse Tutorial

Did you know that you can use your Brass & Bliss Color Fuse Inks for watercoloring?! Check out this fun beach scene and see how our Designer used these inks on this summer project!

In today’s post, Dominique will be showing you how to stretch the supplies that you already have in your craft stash. She will be creating this beach scene using just a stamp set and a few ink pads. Here step-by-step instructions and progress photos make this a Pinterest-Worthy creation that we are sure to Pin for future inspirational needs! Check it out below!

How to make this Card:

  • Starting with a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 sheet of watercolor paper, stamp a palm tree and beach babe using a water resistant dye ink. Dominique used Memento Rich Cocoa. The images are from the 35037 Beach Girls stamp set.
  • She used various Brass & Bliss Color Fuse Inks for her water coloring today. Because they are water based inks, she was able to turn them into water paint simply by squishing them down onto a watercolor palette and adding a few drops of water to it.
  • First, she colored the trunks of the palm trees and skin of her beach babe. She used cinnamon from the Color Fuse Ink Set #3.
  • Next, using Grass and Juniper from the Color Fuse Ink Set #11, she colored the leaves of the palm trees.
  • She then colored the hat and bathing suit using Fuchsia from the Color Fuse Ink Set #5.
  • She colored her hair using Hearth from the Color Fuse Set #12.
  • Using the smallest circle from the 5527D Peek-a-Boo Triple Cover Die set, She created a mask. She then placed that off in the sky where she was later going to color the sun.
  • She then moved on to create the sand. For this she used Amaretto from Color Fuse Ink Set #1 for this.
  • Now to create the water/sky, she used Sierra from Color Fuse Ink Set #8. She used a bigger paint brush for this step.
  • Next, she removed the mask and then she colored the sun. She used Amaretto for this. She also wanted the look of the radiating sun rays, so she colored outside of the circle as well.
  • She then added a bit of shimmer using some metallic water colors from her stash. If you do not have metallic water color pants, you can use a a shimmer mist or your Wink of Stella pen for this step. Or, you can skip it all together if you prefer no shimmer.
  • Lately, once the card panel was dry, she stamped on the Girls Just Wanna Have Sun sentiment from the 35037 Beach Girls stamp set and then adhered the panel down to a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card base.

We really love how this turned out. The watercoloring gives this beach scene such a softness. Also, water and the beach go hand-in-hand, so we love that watercoloring was used to make this card shine! Thank you Dominique for showing us how to watercolor with Color Fuse Inks! We hope you all try this at home. Be sure to Pin this project for later so you can try it out the next time you get into your craft room!

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