What is No Line Watercolour Technique?

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Stampin'Up! Daisy Garden Card
Stampin’Up! Daisy Garden Card

Have you tried the No Line Watercolouring Technique? I hadn’t and decided to test it out using the Daisy Garden stamp. This is a very large stamp so it is best to use a stamp positioner as once the stamp is mounted on an extra large block it gets very heavy and can be difficult to get a good impression. By using the Stamparatus if you don’t get a good impression the first time it is easy to reink the stamp and restamp the image perfectly.

What is no line watercolouring? To stamp your image you select a light coloured ink, here I’ve used Sahara Sand. Once you have inked up your stamp, stamp it off on scrap paper and then stamp it on your card sheet. You want a faint impression hence the term no lines.

Daisy Garden no lines watercolouring card
Daisy Garden no lines watercolouring card

To colour the images you can use a water painting pen or as I did a blender pen. I got a much deeper colour using a blender pen. You pick up ink from your inkpad and apply the colour blending it across the area you are colouring until you get the colour depth you desire. Being water based ink the detail lines in an image will wash out and blend in with the ink colour you are using.

The daisy leaves were done with Mossy Meadow and the daisy centres had Daffodil Delight ink blended across them.

I debated about continuing on and colouring the daisies. However I loved the definition of the daisy flowers against the leaves and left them alone. I was also a bit concerned I might muck up what was looking so great!

Daisy Garden no lines watercolouring card
Daisy Garden no lines watercolouring card

I will do another card and try out colouring the flowers first. Being such a pretty image all that was needed to complete the card was some white crinkle seam binding ribbon and a die cut greeting from Enjoy the Moment stamp set. The die is from my favourite set of dies these days, Hippo & Friends.

Stampin'Up! Daisy Garden no line watercolouring card
Stampin’Up! Daisy Garden no line watercolouring card

Please give this technique a try. I am so glad I did. I love this card!

Happy Stamping!


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