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Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Sale-A-Bration, Watercolor pencils | 5 comments

Watercolor squares for a quick graphic card…

I have been using the watercolor pencils a lot lately! I love how easy they make watercoloring. I spend a lot of time playing with these pencils to learn more about how to use them. One of the things I do most when practicing or learning a new watercolor us to color in basic shapes…Really, I do this with any new coloring medium. Last summer I took a copic coring class and we spent hours coloring sphears and squares before we ever started coloring things…It is good to know how to color basic shapes because, most things can be broken down into shapes. And If you know how to color the shape then you can apply that to the object. Anyway, thats enough color theory for today.

When I practice basic shapes, I always make graphic based cards from the practice.

Recently, I have been using dies as a template for this play/practice. They are the perfect little thing to make ovals, squares, and circles.  My favorite right now is the layering squares.  I seem to be reaching for them constantly….  So, you guys will see them even more in the coming weeks?

  • pick one of the layering squares dies and trace it onto watercolor paper.
  • Color in the areas you want to be darker.
  • Using a aqua painter move the color around and paint in the square
  • Repeat for each square
  • After they dry stamp with Thank You from Sale-A-Bration.
  • Finally, add layers and card base…
  • If you are really careful and do not use a lot pf water you can make matching envelopes

This card is perfect for creating sets!

I love how these turn out! And it was a great way to play and learn a little bit more about how amazing our watercolor pencils are!!!

This Sale-A-Bration set is still available when you purchase $50 worth of product you can pick this as your FREE set!!!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Love this card? Take a moment and hop over to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights and vote for it!  click here to vote!

I hope you guys have a great day!!! And that you get to be creative!!! Pull those watercolor pencils out and practice (I mean play) with them…it want take long and they will be your favorite coloring medium!!!   Have fun with it!!!!

Peace and Much Love,



  1. Absolutely love this look. I’m going to have to give it a try.

    • Hope you do!!! It is lots of fun!!!!

    • Thanks!!!

  2. I love this! Such a great background technique to use to show off a big, bold sentiment! Great job!


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