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Easy Watercolor Background & Sentiment Using the Wet-In-Wet Technique

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Learn how to add a splash of color for any crafting project just from painting an easy watercolor background! In this tutorial, we follow Nicole Picadura and make use of the wet-in-wet technique to create a DIY sentiment card.

Materials used:

  • Bee Paper Company 100% Cotton Watercolor Paper (6″ x 9″, 140lb)
  • Paper Cutter
  • WPlus9 Dream Believer Stamp Set (product no. CL-WP9DRBE, or any similar sentiment stamp)
  • Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • WOW Embossing Powder: 15ml Clear Gloss Super Fine
  • Any heat gun, a.k.a. heat tool or hot air gun
  • Wooden board
  • FrogTape 280220 Delicate Surface Painting Tape, 0.94″ width, yellow
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sequins: 4mm Cupped, Metallic Silver & Sparkling Clear
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sequins: 6mm Cupped, Sparkling Clear
  • Tweezers
  • Neenah Paper: 4456 Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock (8½” x 11″, 110lb)
  • 3M Double-Coated Urethane Foam Tape (½” width)
  • Ranger’s Multi-Medium Matte Glue

Nicholson’s Peerless Transparent Watercolors

  • Forget-Me-Not Blue
  • Butterfly Wing Blue
  • Deep Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Peacock Blue


  • MyArtscape Long Handle Paintbrushes: Flat brush (no. 14)