Hello! Today I am sharing a really unique watercolor technique that anyone can do. All you need is food wrap! I have lots of examples and a blog hop, too.
I really like the look of watercolor but am not good at using them. So today’s technique is right up my alley – anyone can do it!
The “wrapped watercolor technique” is simple! I applied a generous amount of watercolor on watercolor paper and then stretched and wrinkled Saran Wrap on top. Once it was dry, I peeled it off and was left with a really cool effect…
I chose to use Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor because of the creamy, intense color, but you could likely use any watercolor. I trimmed each wrapped watercolor piece I created and added them to a notecard along with black stamped images from the Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero Kit and a black Hero Arts Thorn Tree die cut. Surprisingly quick to create!
For this next example, I crumped the food wrap before putting it on the wet watercolor. Once it was mostly dry, I removed it and was left with the coolest look…
This technique is unpredictable! And that is the fun part about it. I think this background is my favorite.
I decided to do a card with a bit of a different design. For this one, I used the die/cloud die from the Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero Kit to cut from a wrapped watercolor piece. I adhered it to a white notecard and stamped images from the Hero Arts June My Monthly Hero Kit.
I also added a few messy lines of Clear Wink of Stella to the background for shine.
Next, I created a few cards with white heat embossing instead of black ink. This worked best on the wrapped watercolor pieces I created that were a bit darker.
Blue and purple watercolor also works great for creating a unique night sky with this technique. Here I crumbled the food wrap before applying…
… and here I stretched the food wrap out…
This next card shows the wrapped watercolor technique with shimmery Finetec Watercolor on a dark blue cardstock. Subtle, yet shiny! Oh, and stamped the flaps of the matching envelopes with either the Hero Arts Mud Cloth or Tribal Stripes Background Stamp.
There are many ways to use this technique. I hope you give it a try!
This post is part of a blog hop celebrating the June Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit featuring LOTS of unique products. The kit value is over $70… but only costs $34.99. You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. (Remember that Hero Arts does now have a subscription option with FREE US shipping and $9.99 international shipping in case you never want to miss out on a kit. Find out info HERE.)
There are also many fabulous new products available that coordinate well with the kit. You can find them all HERE.
Here is the kit. All this for under $35!
The next stop on the hop is the wonderful blog of the wonderful Wanda Guess. (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.
Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs in the hop by 11:59pmEST on 6/11/17. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be shared on the Hero Arts Blog. Hero Arts will reimburse the winner if they already bought the kit.)
Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Hero Arts or those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.