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*Video – Avery Elle Liquid Watercolors Blog Hop

I have a video today sharing how you can watercolor using the Avery Elle Liquid Watercolors! If you haven’t been following the CLASSroom, the designers have been showcasing fun techniques on how to use these liquid watercolors so be sure to check it out by clicking HERE! All supplies used are linked at the end of this post. You are almost to the end of the hop!  Next up is the final stop, Sandy Allnock. The full hop list is linked towards the end of this post.

Let’s take a look at my video first. EXCUSE THE SHAKING in some segments. I have a new set up and was figuring out placement.  You can watch the video over on my youtube channel by clicking HERE! If you aren’t a subscriber, be sure to click HERE to subscribe!

As shown in the video, you can simply drop your watercolor into your image and allow the water to do its magic. And that second leaf down at the bottom? Oye, that was my attempt at free handing a leaf. I am trying desperately to learn how to sketch. If I can’t draw a leaf, there is NO hope for me, lol….

I love to heat emboss when watercoloring because it makes the images pop off the page and the embossed areas act as a barrier to help contain the watercolor. The Mondo Peony stamp set has always been a favorite of mine. It’s a staple in my craft room. I also showed in the video how you can cover up a mistake when your watercolor bleeds into another color. I do love that border strip at the bottom. It’s this fun die cut from Avery Elle.

So aside from my pitiful hand drawn leaf, I am loving this card. Remember, this is a blog hop! So loads of inspiration to see and prizes to be won.

We have lots of prizes to give away! Head on over to the CLASSroom post to see all the deets.
Blog Hop Order:
Laurel Beard – YOU ARE HERE

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  1. Very pretty and very inky fun!!

  2. Gurpreet says:

    This is truly a new technique for me. Loved the way you’ve given the detailing on the card. Moment u added d background color seriously that brought the life into it. Thanks for sharing d fabulous card.

  3. Beautiful! I love the variations of color on those flowers.

  4. Super COOL water colored flowers card! I love watching your videos! Thanks

  5. Dana M says:

    Gorgeous card! I love how the gray card stock enhances your beautiful water coloring.

  6. Jamie says:

    Beautiful card!!, love the colors!

  7. Brandi R says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous! LOVE how rich the colors are…and well, I’m a sucker for a fabulous flower image. LOVE this ♥

  8. Lindar C says:

    I think you leaf is very pretty! I am going to try this technique with some flower stamps I have.

  9. Dee Earnshaw says:

    love your card – the colors are just gorgeous:)

  10. Loved your video. It was so fun to watch you drop the colors onto the peonies and I thought your leaf looked great!!!

  11. Iris M Soscia says:

    So pretty – love the water coloring.

  12. Gorgeous card! Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Karen says:

    Very pretty card. I especially appreciate the video and all the “tips” to fix mistakes as heaven knows I make quite a few.

  14. Marcia Rollins says:

    Your leaf is not that bad! If you did not say anything, I would have thought it was another skinnyleaf!

  15. tntbrown25 says:

    Very nice card!

  16. Betty says:

    the die cut edge is the perfect accent for your pretty watercolored peony!

  17. Kathy McCreary says:

    I love love love this card! Very Elegant! I want to try this! Love the watercolors!!!! Thank you!


    Let’s start by saying your hand drawn leaf is not pitiful ! Your techniques really worked well and I’ve learnt lots from this, must try embossing first as I loose edges very easily.x

  19. barbara lassiter says:

    I love watercolor because you can never be sure how it will turn out. This turned out to be beautiful and thanks for the tips. These Avery Elle watercolors are beautiful,too!

  20. So pretty and great water coloring!

  21. Love the beautiful flower you used and the colors are amazing!

  22. Janie S says:

    Love your card! It is so beautiful!

  23. lisascreativeniche says:

    Wow! This is so bold and beautiful!

  24. justMarie says:

    Very pretty card! Thank you for the video.

  25. Love who you combined these color to creat this card.

  26. Danielle Dietz says:

    Very lovely card,

  27. Dee Ann Matthews says:

    You have created very fine art with your alcohol ink watercoloring- gorgeous!

  28. Kelsey Thomas says:

    This is such a gorgeous background! Fantastic job! 🙂

  29. Carla vdM says:

    A gorgeous card with those wonderfull Peony flowers.
    And thank you for a great video on how you made your card.

  30. kajunhunnie says:

    Love the stamp

  31. Sophie Farah says:

    I love these rich colors you used! The card is really unique and beautiful and I loved watching your video! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  32. Sue D says:

    Very pretty. I like your method of dripping the watercolors on the flowers.

  33. Patt H. says:

    Love the rich, vibrant colors & your hand drawn leaf is great!! Awesome card!!

  34. Alaine Tanner says:

    I love how beautiful this card was and you make it look totally doable

  35. Cynthia Cole says:

    This watercolor card is stunning!

  36. Laurel, your watercoloring is fabulous.
    Those flowers are beautiful!

  37. Amy Cooley says:

    Beautiful use of watercolors! The flowers are so gorgeous and realistic.

  38. Carol K says:

    stunning …

  39. Dayle Schenk says:

    Love the deep rich colors you produced!

  40. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful card! I’m anxious to try out these watercolors!

  41. SusanME says:

    Gorgeous card! I loved watching the pink/peach peony take shape as you dropped the colors in…

  42. Susan T says:

    I love how you watercolored these flowers. If I win I will have to try your technique.

  43. Janet Sisk says:

    So beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. 😀

  44. Thats such a beautiful card design !

  45. I don’t know why you are self conscious about your leaf… you could totally be a stamp designer for Pink Fresh! Their florals have that same, hand drawn look. And you gotta love watercolors for the ability to continue to layer until you like what you got!!! I used to do what you did, and add a lot of pigment at the beginning and I’d lose control really fast. I have learned to do several thin layers and glaze my colors and I’m happier with the results. Its hard though because I’m impatient and would rather do it all in one go!

  46. Stephanie Stratton says:

    My favorite use of these watercolor paints so far- really bold, expressive and GREAT LEAVES!!! Thank you.

  47. 3kidmama says:

    So fun to see the Avery Elle Watercolors used with a heat embossed image! I would not have thought to simply drop the color right on of the bottles onto my flowers but it gave you such beautiful random mixed range of colors. So beautiful! Love the final background shade too – I tend to think of soft colors first, but after seeing this gorgeous card – my plan for my next card is going to be “Go Bold”! Thanks for participating on the hop today. Very fun and informative video! Thank you!

  48. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    So beautiful. Thanks for the video.

  49. FD91354 says:

    Beautiful! If you didnt tell us you hand drew the leaf we wouldnt have known! Its lovely!

  50. Beautiful card with these awesome watercolors! Love the look.

  51. Jean marmo says:

    Such a gorgecard.

  52. creativeunblock says:

    Oh, my, this is pretty! (and i think the leaf is great!!!)

  53. Krystal Showalter says:

    Oh wow, this is different. Just gorgeous!

  54. cyndi morris says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love those colors. Very unique.

  55. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Beautiful painting on your card!

  56. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Stunning card…the blooms painted with the watercolours are so pretty.

  57. Gorgeous scene! And I wouldn’t have the leaves were hand drawn if you didn’t mention it 😉

  58. Beautiful card! Love how you kept working with the paints until you got the look you wanted! Water color is a lot more forgiving than I realized.

  59. Wow! Awesome watercolouring!!! Your card is totally stunning!!!

  60. Wendi J says:

    This looks like a lot of fun. Like the detail of the border die on the bottom.

  61. Gorgeous! I love these watercolors and the card you made showcases them beautifully!

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