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Watercoloring Tips & Tricks with Chormatek Real Brush Pens for Card Making

Hey there, fellow card makers and craft enthusiasts! Today, we're diving into a fun and colorful project that's perfect for unleashing your creativity. We'll be using the fantastic Chormatek Real Brush Pens from Chormatek and the Beautiful Flowers Stamp Set from Simon Says Stamps to create a stunning watercolor card. So, grab your crafting gear, and let's get started!

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Gathering Your Materials:

First things first, let's talk about the supplies you'll need. The Chormatek Real Brush Pens are fantastic tools that offer the precision of markers and the flexibility of traditional brushes. These are my go-to when I want to achieve that watercolor look, and I'll be showing you just how magical they can be.


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Now, about that Beautiful Flowers Stamp Set from Simon Says Stamps—oh boy, this one's a gem it's one of my favorite things. The intricate flower designs are perfect for creating a stunning focal point on your cards. But don't fret if you've never used them before; we're in this together, and I've got your back!


Preparing Your Workspace:

Alright, let's set the stage for some creative magic. One of my golden rules is to have a clean and organized workspace. Trust me; it'll save you from that dreaded moment when you can't find the right color pen!


One time, I spent half an hour searching for my favorite Real Brush Pen in a sea of disarray. Lesson learned—organize, organize, organize!


Choosing Your Color Palette:

The first step on our creative journey is selecting your color palette. It's like choosing the paint for a masterpiece, but with less mess. We'll discuss color harmony and contrast because, hey, it's the secret sauce to a jaw-dropping card.


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Here's a little story to illustrate: I once created a card with mismatched colors, and it was like a visual symphony gone wrong. But once I understood the art of color pairing, my cards started singing in perfect harmony!


Stamping the Beautiful Flowers:

Next up, it's time to dive into the world of stamping with our Beautiful Flowers set. I remember the first time I tried stamping; I thought it was easy-peasy. But oh, how wrong I was! It took a bit of practice to get those crisp, clear impressions. So, don't be discouraged if it doesn't come out perfectly on your first go; practice makes perfect.


Watercoloring the Flowers:

Now, let's dive into the juicy part—the actual watercoloring! The Chormatek Real Brush Pens are like magic wands, and they make blending colors a breeze. You'll see me demonstrate various techniques to achieve those smooth gradients, giving your flowers that wow-factor.


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I once created a card that looked more like a watercolor disaster than a masterpiece. But with time, patience, and a bit of experimenting, I honed my skills. You'll get there, too!


Adding Background Elements:

No card is complete without a complementary background. It's like the setting for a precious gem. I'll guide you on how to use your Real Brush Pens for a stunning background, and trust me, it'll elevate your card design to a whole new level.


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Adding Details:

Now, it's time to add those intricate details that make your card shine. I'll show you some neat techniques to make your flowers and card design pop. This is where you truly make the project your own.


Assembling the Card:

We're on the home stretch now, folks! Assembling your card layers and elements is the icing on the cake. I'll give you some tips for a pro-level finish. It's like building a gorgeous frame for a masterpiece.


Personalization and Final Touches:

A card isn't just a piece of paper; it's a personal message. I'll share some ideas for adding a heartfelt touch to your card, and we'll discuss options for those final embellishments that truly make it unique.


Video Tutorial:

Here you will find the step by step video tutorial on how to use the Chormatek Real Brush Pens.

If you have problems watching the video here on my blog you can always watch the tutorial on my YouTube Channel by Clicking Here!


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And there you have it, my fellow crafting enthusiasts! You've just created a stunning watercolor card using Chormatek Real Brush Pens and the Beautiful Flowers Stamp Set from Simon Says Stamps. Remember, even if things don't go perfectly the first time, that's just part of the creative journey. Keep experimenting, have fun, and, most importantly, let your inner artist shine.


Now, I can't wait to see your beautiful creations. Share them with us on social media, and if you ever need more crafting tips or inspiration, you know where to find us. Happy crafting, my friends!


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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














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