Gorgeous no line watercolor florals with Sandhya!

Hello! Welcome back to another post from me, Sandhya, on the Crafty Meraki blog. I always admired the beautiful no-line coloring posted on social media, but felt intimidated to try it. But, after I tried it using Karin Markers, I found it to be much easier. The fine tip of these markers allows you to apply color to the tiny areas and draw the color out with a brush. Today, I am sharing a few tips for water coloring, that especially help me with no line coloring. For my card, I used My Favorite Things Rose Garden Stamp Set.

To start with, I stamped the image on diagonally opposite corners of a slimline panel measuring 3.5" X 8.5". I used Arches cold presses watercolor paper as it holds water very well without pilling. The next important tip for no line coloring flowers is to color non-adjacent petals first. I defined one half of a petal's outline with concentrated color directly with the marker. Then I used a watercolor brush to draw the color out of the outline and spread it. Next tip is to leave a little spot without coloring or with very light color to bring out some contrast.

Make sure the petal is dry before coloring the petals touching it. That way you stop the watercolors form all blending into a big blob. Take your time and enjoy the process. Once the coloring is completed, and dried I follow Kathy Racoosin's tip of adding interest and depth using color pencils in the nooks and crannies. I adhered the panel to a slimline card base.

Finally, I die cut a frame and my sentiment from reflective gold cardstock and added it to the card. To tie it all together, I added in a mix of gold sequins and call this call done! I hope you liked my card today and if you are looking for Karin Markers, check out the different sets offers in the Crafty Meraki Store. You can also purchase a few individual markers if you would like to try them before investing in the entire set. But believe me, once you try them you will be hooked! Thank you for stopping by, I will see you again next week.

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3 comments

  • Karthikha Uday 10:10 PM

    Such a gorgeous card, Sandhya!! The flowers look so real in your coloring! <3

  • Lisa Gordon 01:39 PM

    This is a beautiful card! Do you have a video of this watercolor technique? I would love to see it I’d you do!

  • Natasha 10:20 AM

    So GORGEOUS!!!!!! Beautiful

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