Thursday, June 25, 2020

{Throwback Thursday} Watercolor Effect on Stencils

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! Welcome to another Throwback Thursday post. On the last Thursday of the month, the STAMPgirls will be sharing new projects inspired by a previous STAMPlorations project...either one they made themselves or made by another STAMPgirl. And every month, we'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Throwback Thursday post for the month, as well as from the featured designer's blog.

Today STAMPgirl Tanja shares her creative takes inspired by a past project and using various STAMPlorations products.

Have a look at Tanja's projects:

Hi there, it's Tanja and this is my third Throwback Thursday post and my three projects were inspired by this wonderful card by Craftyfield, which was published here on the blog in January. I just love the watercolor effect over the stenciled flowers.

The Throwback Project

My first project is a jungle scene:

  • apply Grit Paste through the Leaf Prints 3 stencil onto a piece of watercolor paper - let it dry thoroughly
  • sprinkle some Color Burst Lime Green onto the panel and mist it water
  • wrap a strand of natural twine around the panel
  • stamp one of the adorable little monkeys from the Chikoo Goes Bananas set with Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf and color it with Delta, Touch Twin Brush and Copic Markers - add extra shading with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils and add highlights with a white gel pen
  • cut out the hang in there die twice from Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock, layer them on top of each other and glue the sentiment onto the panel
  • adhere the panel to a cardbase

My second project is this flowery tag:

  • sprinkle the lower part of the tag with Brusho Sea Green and the upper part with Brusho Violet and mist it with water
  • dye a piece of torn seam binding with that same two colors and thread it through the hole of the tag

My third project is this mermaid card:

  • apply Grit Paste through the Scaly stencil onto a piece of watercolor paper - let this dry thoroughly
  • sprinkle the upper part of the panel with Nuvo Shimmer Powder Cherry Bomb and the lower part with Nuvo Shimmer Powder Atlantis Burst
  • adhere the sentiment from the Inspirational #1 sticker set onto a strip of paper colored with Prima Marketing Wax Sweet Rose - add a black layer underneath that sentiment strip
  • adhere the panel to a black cardbase

I hope you got inspired.



Gorgeous inspired projects! For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here by July 8. We'll announce the winner in the June winners post on July 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Check back next month for a new set of Throwback Thursday projects from a returning guest designer!


  1. Loved all the inspirations !! They look really fun and trust me I am off to try them now!! Thanks for sharing..

  2. These are fabulous projects using the stencil/watercolor technique.

  3. Such fun cards! Love the idea of watercolors!

  4. Fabulous crafting, Tanja. So inspiring. tfs-stay well.

  5. All are so beautiful and in such awesome colors.

  6. Awesome cards and tag! I am really loving that adorable monkey card! Great coloring and background!

  7. I love the projects you created! So much texture and sparkle.

  8. Beautiful cards and tag! I really love your water coloring technique too!

  9. Love the colors and technique on all of these.

  10. Fabulous looking
    cards and tag. Do
    love the stenciling
    and paste.
    Carla from Utah

  11. I was instantly attracted to your cards when I saw them and then I realised you took your inspiration from my sunflower card! I am so glad you like my technique Tanja and honoured too!

  12. Ohh what great cards - love the effects of the Brushos over the absorbent pastes.
    Stay safe

  13. Lovely inspiration. I especially love the card with the mermaid scales. So pretty. [Bunny]

  14. Great takes on the throwback. Nice mix of ideas.

  15. I especially like the monkey one. The leaves look wonderful, and the monkey is precious

  16. Bright, fun, and absolutely love the texture of the beautiful backgrounds!! Really love the watercolor over a stencil Throwback!

  17. Am loving these cards using the stencils especially the mermaid and jungle leaves ones!!

  18. Beautiful projects, thanks for the inspiration! I especially love the mermaid one.

  19. I am inspired! I haven't used my watercolors with stencils in ages and these beautiful examples have me digging for my supplies! Love the color combinations used for these!


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