Paradise in Watercolour Paints

Happy Monday, my friend! I hope you enjoyed the weekend. Did you have a chance to visit our Scrap ‘N Stamp Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop over the weekend? If you missed it, you can start with my post HERE. Be sure to leave comments on each post around the  hop, for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate for Scrap ‘N Stamp! For my project in the Blog Hop, I showed you how to create a watercolour background using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Today, I’m going to show you the same stamp from Penny Black, Paradise, in watercolour paints.


I just love this beach scene! You can picture yourself walking along this lovely path beside the water. Or maybe you’re sitting with  your toes in the sand, admiring the sunset!

Paradise in Watercolour Paints

The image is trimmed down, to fit inside this panel.


The trick to being able to use watercolours without your stamped image running is actually easy! First, you need a stamp platform, like a MISTI.  Set up your paper and stamp in the stamp platform. Add ink to one portion of the image at a time – for example, do the sand first, then the fronds of the palm trees. By using the stamp platform, you can add multiple colours and stamp as many times as you need, without messing up the image! I work on one area at a time, so that I can blend the colours to achieve the look I want.

For example, the trees are inked first with Mowed Lawn in the middle, and then stamped. Next, ink Shabby Shutters towards the outer part of the leaves, and stamp again. Repeat if necessary. For the sand, use Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Distress ink. The tree trunks are Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.

Once you have your colours stamped, clean off the stamp, while still in the stamp platform. Next, cover the stamp with Versamark ink, and stamp on top of your image. Remove from the platform, cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Now you’re safe to watercolour, without losing the details of your stamping!


For the background, I use my Daniel Smith watercolour paints, with a Silver Black Velvet brush. I’m listing the colours below, for reference, if you’re interested.

SUN: Cadmium Yellow, Hansa Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Gold. SKY: Cerulean Blue, Phthalo Blue GS. WATER: Phthalo Blue GS, Sleeping Beauty, Ultramarine Blue. SAND: Buff Titanium.

Paradise in Watercolour Paints

Once the panel is dry, mount it onto a black cardstock panel, with foam tape. Next, attach it to a turquoise cardstock base.


If you can’t be at the beach – bring the beach to you! It’s easier than you think. If you’d like to try your hand at Paradise in watercolour paints, I’ve included links below, for online shopping! Thanks for spending some time with me today – I’ve hope you’ve been inspired.  And if you have, you should join the Scrap ‘N Stamp Watercolour challenge on Facebook. It’s open to everyone all month, and at the end, one lucky winner will be randomly chosen from all of the submissions!

Paradise in Watercolour Paints


Just for fun – here is a picture of the 2 types of watercolours, next to each other. You can see that the colours are slightly different in the backgrounds; I added a bit of crimson to the marker sunset. Do you have a preference to type of watercolouring? Let me know in the comments!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

6 thoughts on “Paradise in Watercolour Paints

  1. Deb this card is drop dead gorgeous. Absolutely stunning. It looks like a photo it is so realistic with all of those color gradations.

    1. You’re too kind, Jackie! Thanks for your kind comment 🙂 I’m glad that you like my watercolour card.

    1. I’m glad that you like my ‘Paradise’ card, Susan! Your comment is so kind 🙂 Thanks a bunch!

    1. I’m glad that you like both versions, Buffy! I think I like the colour saturation of the paint one, as well. Thanks for your kind comment 🙂

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