Going Crazy With The Aqua Painter

By | 05/13/2014

Going crazy with the aqua painter is actually fun!  I have never been a fan of drawing.  I have some students who draw the most amazing things you have ever seen.   Their talent is unbelievable!

I’m more of a painter.  I like that I can smear that paint around and add colors until it actually looks like what I wanted it to.  It’s just so forgiving.

My son’s bedroom is still painted with the sea creatures that I painted for him when he was 7.  He won’t let me paint over it…he’s going to be 21 soon.  He’s clearly my sentimental “child”.

(My daughter and I painted her room like a giant garden with a tree, bird houses, a picket fence and a bird bath that I thought was quite inspired.  She painted over that when she got to high school.  No sentimentality there!)

But, I digress.  My point is this:  the aqua painter is like painting; it’s very forgiving.  You can smear it around and add colors to get just the look you want.  If you are using it on watercolor paper, there is almost no learning curve other than figuring out what your style is going to be!

Stamping Imperfection going crazy with the aqua painter

Such a simple technique that looks so practiced.  Yet, it’s like scribbling!  I can do that!  The imperfectionist in me embraces this technique.

I also used the aqua painter to add color to the paper lace doily, although you can sponge the color on as well.  I wanted it darker and I didn’t want my hands to get messy…hence, the aqua painter and not the sponge.  (See how my design process works?  It depends on the amount of mess I want to clean up.)

I also colored the wood element embellishments by just pushing them onto the Calypso Coral ink pad and lifting them off with a tweezer.  (Again, the messy thing.)  You can make them any color you want to and they will coordinate with any project this way.

Notice the tag topper that I used.  Recognize it?  No?  I’ll do a quick video on that tomorrow.  That is made with the envelope board!  How simple and it gives me one more use for my envelope board.  LOVE it!  More uses for my tools.  Keep them working for you and you’ll always get your money’s worth!

This card started with this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge.  (For some reason, I was unable to download the original sketch, but it looks a lot like my card!  I didn’t vary much from the actual sketch this week.  It was pretty fabulous and inspirational the way it was!)


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Keep in mind that 3 of these items are retiring:

  • The Birthday Basics Designer Paper is available while supplies last.
  • The Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine is available while supplies last.
  • The Happy Watercolor retires on May 31.


Make sure you check out the Weekly Deals, the Retired List and the Clearance Rack at mystampingstore.com.


Don’t miss your chance to get something you really like.  I’ve had several customers contact me already to see if I had stamp sets that they missed that are no longer available.  Trying to get it once it’s gone is very expensive.

Good News:

Stampin’ Up! has a bit more of the 2012-2014 In Color card stock available.  This will be the last that they sell.  If you want it, order it online at mystampingstore.com!  This stuff goes fast!

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Well…thank you for stopping by.  I’m off to order some of that Midnight Muse and Gumball Green card stock.  I can’t let them go!

I hope you get a chance to go a little crazy with the aqua painters one of these days!

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