Freshly Brewed Projects: Water Colour Blocking

The inspiration for this Freshly Brewed Project is ….

Water Colour Blocking

This stamping technique is also known as clear block stamping. By using your clear blocks, ink and a water spritzer you can create some amazing and colourful watercolour wash backgrounds. Below I have two different ways you can create watercolour backgrounds for your cards.

For this card I used Clear Block E and Stampin’ Write Markers Purple Posy, Rich Razzleberry and Pretty Peacock. I decorated it using the Butterfly Beauty Dies.

To make the card I scribbled the Stampin’ Write Markers on my Clear Block and spritz with water. Then stamped it on a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. Once dry I adhered the butterflies and added a sentiment.


For this card I used Clear Block D & B plus Bumblebee and Just Jade Classic Ink Pads. I stamped the large image from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and embellished with ribbon.

To make the card I stamped the clear blocks into the ink pad and stamped them off before spritzing with water. I then stamped the spritzed blocks onto Shimmery White Card stock. Once dry I then stamped the image with Momento Black Ink and Clear embossed. I then made a bow by tying a piece of Bumblebee gingham Ribbon around a piece of open weave ribbon from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo.

Tips for this Technique

  • Use a piercing mat (foam mat) under your stamping this helps to give a more even result.
  • Spritz enough water to make the colours just start to move on your block without it running everywhere.

Now let’s go hopping …

We have … crafty Demonstrators in today’s Blog Hop. My friend Libby is next on the list …

Here’s the complete list of all participants …


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