No-Line Watercolor First Try

I've seen a number of no-line coloring tutorials on youtube and various blogs, but only recently did I get brave enough to try it.  I love the results and I see more card in the future.  This card took me a few hours but I found the process completely relaxing and challenging all at the same time.


I've had this stamp for years, it's a Santa Rosa dated 1997.  Yes, I've been stamping that long.  I love this stamp so much that I used it when I made our wedding invitations.  My, how my style has changed over the last 11 years, well it will be 11 years in August.


I broke from the norm or Antique Linen, or at least that is what I've seen most card makers use for this techniques.  I stamped my image on watercolor paper using Pumice Stone, then used additional Distress Ink colors for my watercolor pallet.


You might see the Abandoned Coral in the photo above, but I opted not to use it.  I really liked the soft pastel look, so I stayed with the more muted tones.  I used a very diluted bit of Pumice Stone to tint the white flowers. 



Links to Products Used:


Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long tape, Refill cartridge 5 Pack,

AZ | SSS
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue
Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner Long-Blue

AZ | SSS
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies

SSS
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice Stone
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice Stone

SB | SSS
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded Lilac
Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Shaded Lilac

SB | SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY

SB | SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEELED PAINT

SB | AZ | SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE

SB | SSS
Canson XL Watercolor Pad, 9
Canson XL Watercolor Pad, 9"X12" Fold Over

AZ | SSS | MFT
Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP
Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP

SSS
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches

SB | AZ | SSS
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non-Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non-Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inch

SB | AZ | SSS

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