Monday, November 16, 2015

One Line Watercolor Technique

I'm sure most of you are wondering what the heck I'm talking about....One Line Watercolor.  Well it was inspired by Novembers Technique Challenge at Club Scrap - watercoloring a stamped image with watercolor pencils.   I decided to challenge myself and use only single lines of color for each section of the stamp I wanted to color.

Here is the first card I made...

You simply stamp it in a lighter colored ink - in this case Pistachio.

Trace the image with desired colors using watercolor pencils.  You don't even have to fully trace the image as the watercolor media and paint can be easily spread around.  Once you've got the image colored the way you'd like, use a waterbrush or paintbrush and water to blend and move the watercolor around.  I've used Inktense watercolor pencils for todays projects.

I had so much fun with the first I made another...

This image was stamped with Grey Flannel Memento Ink. Since the sun was so big I added more than a single line of color in the upper left corner but not much.  The rest of the image is all single lines of watercolor pencil.

And wet to blend.

And finally my third.  

This time I stamped with VersaMark ink - yes, my pad is a bit dirty which is why you can see it.  That's why I used that particular pad.

Single lines of color...

And blend!

It really is such a fun technique and once you get going it goes very quickly.  The hardest part is choosing the colors - LOL!!  After that it's a breeze!  I hope you give it a try.


Club - Rubber Stamps, Cardstock
Watercolor Paper
Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Niji Waterbrush


  1. I haven't tried this technique as of yet, because I like the image with a black outline so it pops away from the colors. maybe I should step out of my comfort zone and go for it.
    Roni, your cards look really good.
    stamping sue

  2. Roni, you have really inspired me to take a closer look at all my Club Scrap stamp sets to use with this technique!! Love all your examples of this fun technique. Great work.

  3. Definitely have to try this out! Beautiful cards, Roni! Love that you always trying out new techniques and share with us! Thanks! <3

  4. Great idea and beautiful cards!!! I will definitely have to try this one!!! Thanks for the idea, technique, and inspiration!!!!

  5. I just love the way these turned out, especially the Versamark one. It looks "hand-drawn", just like in Tricia's video.

  6. This looks like such a fun technique!


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