Julie is here to share one of her favorite ways to watercolor by using gorgeous colors of water-based ink pads!
Hey, hi, hello! Julie on the blog today! If I have to color something in, my favorite is to use some form of watercolor! I own Peerless Watercolors, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and even a few more forms, but if you’re in a pinch, and have a variety of water-based dye ink pads, you’re covered! All you need is means to transfer the color from ink pad to something non-porous—I often reach for my Waffleflower Media Mat!
- You’ll get the best, most watercolor like effect by using non-permanent water-based dye ink pads.
- You can custom mix colors on your media mat (a.k.a. silicone palette).
- I personally like using my Pentel Aquash for this painting method.
- If you heat emboss your black images, try using a rich black pigment and clear, detail embossing powder; no more stray specks of black embossing powder on your project!
- Watercolors are very forgiving because they can be lightened and softened by diluting with water.