Faux Hand Painting

Posted by on May 17, 2014 in Distress inks, Flowers, Happy Birthday Cards, Hero Arts, Online card class, Water colour | 5 comments

I’m back with another card for the Online card class – Watercolor for Cardmakers.


I have been totally inspired and simply blown away by both of Dawn Woleslagle’s watercolouring techniques shown on Day 7 and 8 of class. I hadn’t thought to do this technique, but since watching, I can’t stop. I’m addicted! I stamped the images in Distress ink and then I painted over the top with water. I had fun and I felt like a real painter!

Watercolour flowers | Marion Vagg

Watercolour flowers - detail | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Hero Arts Etched Floer Cling stamp, Hero Arts Messages with Flourish Stamp set

Card: Canson watercolour paper, Hero Arts layering papers – Punch

Ink: Distress Markers – Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, VersaFine Onyx Black ink

Other Supplies: Watercolour paint brushes, water

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Love it! I’m also taken with Dawn’s techniques and hope to play this weekend.

  2. Stunning card, Marion. I am lagging quite behind with the classes – hope to catch up this weekend.

  3. This is beautiful!

  4. Beautiful card, Marion! I haven’t tried Dawn’s techniques yet, but I’m itching to!

  5. Dawn is AmaZinG, and what a great teacher too! Your card is so beautiful, really makes me wish I could have taken the class.

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