Watercolouring Onto White Super Smooth Card


Posted on 22nd October 2018 by Vicki Poulton
Filed under Card Making Ideas, Papercraft Disciplines And Techniques, Watercolouring

Good morning.

Today I am going to show you how I watercolour onto White Card Super Smooth 300gsm. I love using this trick as White Card Super Smooth 300gsm is not a watercolour paper but we can still watercolour with this technique.

You will need:

You will also need:

  • A heat gun
  • Embossing ink pad
  • Black or clear embossing powder
  • White embossing powder
  • Watercolour paints or watercolour markers
  • Circle dies
  • Flower stamp
  • Sequins or drops to decorate


For my card base I used a piece of White Card Linen 255gsm which I cut down, scored at the top and folded in half for my card base. I love the texture of this cardstock its absolutely beautiful. I then stamped my image onto a piece of White Card Super Smooth 300gsm.

This is how I emboss my image so its safe to use watercolour paints or markers:

1) Stamp chosen image onto White Card Super Smooth 300gsm

2) If you have used a clear embossing ink pad sprinkle black embossing powder over the image. If you have a black embossing ink pad you will need to use clear embossing powder.

3) Heat set your image with a heat gun

4) Once all the powder has melted you can now use your watercolour paints. The paints wont run as the embossing acts as a wall, however you will still need to be careful not to add to much water onto your image.

Once I coloured my image in I used my heat gun to dry the watercolours and cut the image out. I then used some more White Card Super Smooth 300gsm to die cut two circles to give me a frame. I then adhered this down onto my card base using Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml. I also adhered the flower image down using some Stick it! 3D Foam Tape 9mm.

For the sentiment I heat embossed some white embossing powder onto a piece of Black Plain Card 250gsm and adhered this down to my card base using some Stick it! 3D Foam Squares (940 pcs).

To finish off the card I added some pink drops which I adhered down using some Anita’s PVA Tacky Glue 60ml.

I love using this technique to watercolour and it blends so well onto the White Card Super Smooth 300gsm.

I hope you give this technique a go and have fun!

Tagged: watercolour, Thank You Card

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