Friday, August 17, 2012

Wonderful Water Color Crayons!

Yesterday I cleared the closet in my studio of Christmas decorations:) I moved them to the closet my son’s old room, which still has some of his stuff in it, but we won’t even go there lol! Anyway while moving stuff back into the closet and discovering all the newfound space, I came across my watercolor crayons. I have not used these in years, but boy have I been having fun with them!!  The technique is foolproof, you absolutely can NOT mess it up and the results offer a little surprise each time you stamp. You just can’t predict exactly how it will look each time, and I love surprises!

On the first card, I used Regal Rose and found myself wishing that the card stock matched the pink in the flowers. I looked through my stash and found a sheet that matched better. Then I looked in my catalog at SU’s watercolor crayons. {big gash} they come in our colors!! subtles, regals, brights and neutrals!! Whoo Hoo! Guess what will be added to my wish list? I think I learned about them at a Stampin’ Up! party about 10-12 years ago, and I don’t think they carried them then. But we do NOW:)  I love the matching colors it just makes your projects look so much prettier!
If you have never done this, you’ve just gotta try it. I promise you will love it!! You simply apply the crayons directly on your stamps for a great watercolored look.
Project Details
Reason to Smile
Cardstock & Papers
Certainly Celery, Regal Rose

Stampin’ Dimensionals
Stampin’ Spritzer, Scallop Trim Edge Border punch, Watercolor Wonder Crayons

Supplies Needed:
Solid Stamps

Pick a stamp that has a fairly solid image and use your watercolor crayons to color directly on the stamp. I use what I thought was red, but after it’s applied to the rubber and spritzed with water, it comes out pink. I used yellow in the center, followed by a bit of light green near the stem and green on the stem.

Hold the spritzer about 6-8 inches from the stamp and spray it once or twice. Now stamp it onto the watercolor paper. It looks pretty right away, but as the water travels on the paper the look changes a bit and it fun to watch! I stamped 2-3 times, because the 2nd and 3rd generation stamping is still pretty!!

If you have a two step stamp then you can stamp your outline image with Staz On. Oh, and don't forget you'd need a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up your images. Trust me, I thought I could line up with a clear blog just fine.... NOPE.

Easy Peasy and soooo pretty!!

Now you can watercolor in Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors! Try coloring directly onto your stamp, misting lightly with water, and stamping onto your paper. You will get an instant watercolor image! You can also take the pigment directly off the crayon with your Aqua Painter to color a stamped image. Artist-quality, highly-pigmented crayons
  • Water soluble and easy to blend, allowing for an unlimited range of shades
  • Coordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors
  • Available in color collection assortments
  • Contains 10 crayons per package
  • Can also be used without water to color images
Same great watercolor paper in a new size! Sized perfectly to use with our Letterpress Plates. 100% cotton, cold-pressed 140 lb. watercolor paper. 5 total sheets, each approximately 6" X 9".
Make your own color spritzer! Fill this empty bottle with liquid and any color of Classic Stampin’ Ink.
  • 2 bottles; hold 12 ml ea.
  •   Great for spritzing larger areas, masking, watercoloring
StāzOn ink is perfect for crisp images on cello bags. Personalize them for birthdays and holidays by stamping right on the cello with this great ink. It's also perfect for watercolouring since the ink is permanent.

Stamp-A-Ma-Jig    101049   Price: $13.28
This is the perfect tool to keep you from ever ruining a whole project with one crooked image! The stamp positioner gives you the ability to place an image exactly where you want it, every time. Allows for fast and precise stamp placement.
  • Perfect for word and letter stamps
  • Sturdy plastic construction
  • Includes washable plastic sheet
  • Black color exclusive to Stampin’ Up!
  • Nonskid base
  • Includes instructions


  1. Wow! Those flowers came out beautiful Carole!

  2. So soft and beautiful! I have never tried these, but now I'm pretty sure I have to have them...yep...I do!


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