I’ve really been getting into sketching with my Silhouette Cameo lately, and in this week’s video I combine sketch designs with watercolor for this quick & easy watercolor wreath card. A project like this is really just the beginning when it comes to all of the different creative options that you have when you combine Silhouette’s sketch function with watercoloring. I’ll definitely be exploring this more in the coming months!
The main things to keep in mind when you’re watercoloring sketch designs are 1) use a watercolor-friendly paper. I used one of my favorites, the Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. And 2) make sure that whatever pen / marker / pencil you use is water resistant or waterproof. I’ve been using Sharpie Precision Ultra Fine Point Markers, and they work beautifully with watercolor but, as I mention in the video, some of the other Sharpie markers that I have aren’t water resistant and will bleed and smear when used with a water-based medium.
My watercoloring style tends to be very loose, so my intention was to go outside the lines, but if you’re into a neater look, then you can certainly do that for a project like this, too.
I used the Prima Decadent Pies Watercolor set for my card, and the paint numbers for the color mixes that I used are: 26 & 28 // 26 & 35 // 33 & 36 // 35
Check out the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to create this quick and easy sketch + watercolor wreath card:
Supplies Used in This Project
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– Handwritten Hello Sketch Phrases
– Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool
– Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition
– Nicapa Cutting Mats for the Silhouette Cameo
– Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
– Sharpie Precision Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point (Set of 24)
– Prima Watercolor Confections, Decadent Pies
– Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock (for the A2 card base)
– Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops
– Chomas Creations Silhouette Marker Holder
– a wood popsicle / craft stick
– a #5 round brush
– paper towels
– a jar of water