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Monoprinted Watercolor Backgrounds

This is fun way to take your favorite colors and create your own watercolor backgrounds using the IMAGINE Crafts Craft Mat as your working surface. Here are a couple of versions using similar color combinations.


Begin by choosing various ink pads or inkers and spread over the Craft Mat.

Spritz the inked Craft Mat with Ink Potion No. 9 and lay some watercolor paper over the ink. Allow the paper to absorb the ink while moving the paper around to blend the colors.

Allow the paper to dry completely or use a heat tool to speed up the drying process. Place your stencil of choice over the paper and using inkblushers and Memento Luxe inks, shade in the stencil design.

Stamp a sentiment on strip of vellum with Memento Luxe Teal Zeal and heat set with clear embossing powder. Wrap edges of vellum around card and adhere into place. Adhere onto the card base.

Here's how to create another version using the same watercolor background technique. After creating the monoprinted watercolor background, stamp image with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black and heat set with clear embossing powder.

Stamp 'Beach' or other sentiment to top of card and het set with clear embossing powder.

Complete by adhering card to background and adding any embellishments or decorative ribbons.


by Maureen Cronin




Less than ½ an hour

Materials Needed

IMAGINE Crafts featuring Tsukineko:

Other Supplies:

  • Craftersworkshop stencil: Ginko
  • Amuse Studio stamp: Thinking of You, alphabet
  • 100 Proof Press: Kids on Beach stamp
  • Miscellaneous: vellum, watercolor paper, kraft paper, adhesive, light blue cardstock

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