Create Gorgeous Watercolored Images Using Die-namics

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared a couple of techniques for embossing with our Die-namics. If you missed them, you can find these posts HERE, HERE, and HERE. Today, we are going to show you how to create a “no line” watercolored image, guided using the embossing features of our dies. You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is.

For the best results, you’ll use watercolor paper for this technique. Watercolor paper accepts the embossed detail well and can withstand lots of water and ink.

Place the embossing pad on the cutting pad and then place your watercolor paper on it. Position the first leaf in the desired location on the paper. Place the top cutting mat on the Die-namics and run the stack through your machine. We emboss the leaves first because we want them to be behind the flower.

This is what your paper should look like after the first leaf is embossed.

Repeat the steps above, one die at a time, to emboss the second leaf, then the large poinsettia (overlapping the two leaves), the small poinsettia (with the petals staggered), and finally the flower center. You now have a full poinsettia, ready to be watercolored.

Watercolor your image with the coloring medium of your choice, using the embossed lines as an outline. Unleash your inner artist and create a masterpiece!

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Now it’s your turn! What Die-namics will you try this fabulous technique with?

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Comments (12)

  • Carol Perry

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    This is simply stunning.

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  • Birgit

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    Wow! That’s awesome! Something I’d love to try. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • Jackie Pedro

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    Bar, this card is GORGEOUS! What a great technique!

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  • Lisa Henke

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    wow! that is a gorgeous card. I think I need to give this a try. sooo lovely. thanks for sharing.

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  • Donna Whitten

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    Thanks for the tutorial, I can’t wait to try it.

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  • Tami B

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    How pretty and what a great idea.

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  • Janeen

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    Amazing! I never would have thought of that.thanks for all the tips.

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  • Marnie C

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    I never thought to do this before! Thank you. I love to learn new techniques from you. I’ll be embossing and watercoloring today.

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  • Susan White

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    Oh This is very cool!! Gonna give this a try!!

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  • Tracey

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    Absolutely gorgeous card!!

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  • Gabby

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    Lovely card! 🙂

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  • Leisa gates

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    I love this technique,beautiful!

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