3 Ways To Watercolor On Bristol Paper

Hi there! Lately, if I have found a stamp set that I LOVE I try to use most of the awesome images by stamping them into a random background. This makes them easy and fun to color when you are at home and on the go knowing that you have a great card when it’s colored. So, today’s video is going to show you how to create three cards with different watercolor techniques on Bristol Paper using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

For two of the cards I stamped down all of my images randomly on the background using black waterproof ink on acrylic blocks. However, since the last card had many flower images I was able to stamp them using the MISTI to save lots of time and stamp more than one.


For the first card, I colored in the monkey images from the Willy And Friends stamp set using the Zig markers and a water brush to get some easy blending on the Bristol. I scribbled some color onto the shaded areas and blended it out quickly using a brush not allowing the color to dry before blending. This gave the monkey a dimensional effect and allowed for a realistic watercolor look!


For the second card, I used the Into The Woods stamp set with the Dove blender pen on Bristol to get a blended and more controlled effect. I scribbled a little bit of color on at a time and blended it out quickly until it faded to white. Then, I repeated this process with all of the little critters until they were filled in and well blended. Also, you can add more color on top of the area without worrying about ruining the paper.


For the third card, I used the A Year Of Flowers 3 stamp set and a Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen on the Bristol to blend out my colors. This gives the colors a shimmery tint without any glitter coming off on your hands. I scribbled the color onto the paper and blended it out using the glitter this gives a smooth blend and you can drop color in when it’s still wet.

To finish off all of the cards, I added Glossy Accents and Wink Of Stella to add some detail and embellishments. I also popped the card panels onto the card bases using foam tape and placed a sentiment to add dimension.


All of the supplies used in today’s video are linked below. I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson (EH) and Simon Says Stamp (SSS), so I do get a portion of the profit (with no extra cost to you) this is how I am able to run this blog. Affiliate links used when possible. I appreciate your support!