Craft Your Joy Technique Tutorial: Creating Watercolor Patterned Paper

04/12/2018 - 4 minutes read

Craft Your Joy Technique Tutorial: Creating Watercolor Patterned Paper

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I thought it would be fun to launch a QUICK TIP video series focusing on simple techniques you can try for your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. This video is “in the moment,” on the fly. No editing. No voice over. No perfect lighting set up. Just me painting and sharing some of my favorite ways to create watercolor effects using dye-based inks to paint beautiful blooms. I’d love to know if you find this tutorial helpful and would like to see more “bite-sized” tips in the future. Comment and let me know how I can be helpful.

Today’s tutorial uses my new stamp set Hello Beautiful with Gina K Designs. In this video, I’m sharing two of my favorite water-based markers and some ways you can use them to create patterned paper backgrounds. Let me know if you enjoyed this week’s quick tip video and found it helpful!

This card design uses my stamp set  “Hello Beautiful,” with Gina K Designs.

Hello Beautiful Stamp Set with Gina K Designs

You can purchase this stamp set HERE.  And I have a Free idea sheet and companion digital die cut files for FREE HERE. 

Watercolor Supplies I used in the tutorial:

Watercolor Paper: Bee Watercolor Paper:

Bee Watercolor Paper:

Watercolor Brush Pens/Markers:

Arteza Real Brush Pens:

Zig Clean Color Brush Pens:

My Craft Mat:

I get a lot of questions about the craft mat I use in my videos. It is a piece of poster board from WR Memory Keepers. They call is Designer Poster Board: Wood White. Manufactured by American Crafts. I had the poster board heavy duty laminated at my local Staples. GREAT for photos, video, craft mat usage. It wipes right off and is heat resistant.

You can find this poster board in many craft and hobby stores. Or you can shop via this affiliate link:

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  1. Lisa K

    I just watched today's video. I have Arteza Real Brush Pens, purchased through Amazon a few month's back. Mine do not have any name or number on the pen. Your's do. Is this something new that Arteza is doing? I have a set of 12 Zig Real Brush Pens and find them very vibrant. I haven't used my Arteza's enough to know how vibrant they are. I have learned that they both do better on Bristol paper, rather then the watercolor paper I use. Thanks for sharing your watercolor ideas.

    • lisahetrick

      Hi Lisa, I just picked up my Arteza's less than a month ago, I think maybe they have revised their packaging. They both ABSOLUTELY do better on bristol. For watercolor paper, I find that if you direct color with them, it's kind of a hot mess. If you color them down on to a craft mat and lift them up with a water pen they work so well. Thanks for stopping by! I'm so grateful.

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