Do you like the look of watercolour but you think it’s quite difficult to do? I have a few super easy multicolour watercolour techniques to share today, even if you are a beginner crafter you can do this. With these techniques you can create stunning backgrounds and cards in a jiffy, so let’s get to it. 

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Watercolouring is very relaxed and fun to do and you can make gorgeous background with ease. In the video tutorial I show you a few techniques that are easy and also great for beginner crafters.

Every card or background you make with these techniques will be different so it’s always a surprise what you get, I will walk you through the complete process so make sure to watch the video tutorial to see all techniques at work.

arteza watercolour card and brush pens

I have been trying out the Double-Sided Expert Watercolour Pad | ARTEZA UK( ART | ARTZ ) and the Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 | ARTEZA UK( ART | ARTZ ). The Watercolour pad is an A4 size with seperate sheets, so they are only glued at the top and you can tear them out easy.

The paper has quite a bit of texture on both sides and looks the same front and back, it’s a nice thick quality with 300 grams per square meter, which makes it doesn’t bulge easy.

48 watercolour brush pen set

The Real Brush Pens come in different collections and I have the box with 48 pens which gives you lots of options for colouring and other craft projects. The colours are nice from light to dark of the different colour groups including browns and greys. 

The colour of the pen shows at the bottom of the pen and the colour is spot on, the colour you see is what you get, it’s a bit darker when you add it and dries to the colour that shows on the pens.

For these cards I used the orange and yellow colours from the Brush Pen set with two techniques. All techniques I used are very doable and relaxing, watercolour is just fun, if you never tried it you should give it a go:-)

I coloured a piece of card and used the Tim Holtz – Alphanumeric Classic Lower ( SBC | SZZ ) to cut the coloured letters and Tim Holtz – Alphanumeric Label ( SBC | SZZ ) to cut the letters out of Neenah Solar White Cardstock ( SBC )


On this card I added some different size Nuvo – Crystal Drops – Blushing Red ( SBC | TNCUK | TNCand it adds to the dimension on the card and the added gloss is a good comntrast with the mat watercolour.

Here I went for a pink purple colour scheme and even if you use the same technique it will come out different every time.

I cut the letters out of card with Stick It – Double Sided Adhesive Sheets ( SBC ) to the back to make stickers. This makes adding the letters so much easier especially with the small ones. I finished the cards with some Nuvo – Glow Drops – Shocking Pink ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC )

I added Nuvo – Crystal Drops – Pink Orchid ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC | JGG ) for some extra dimension. And I used the same technique as on the orange card to add the circles.

And another set of cards with two techniques in the same green blue colour scheme.

I used the same fonts again with white card and card coloured in dark green. I used a blue colour Nuvo – Glitter Drops – Blue Lagoon ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC ) on this card.

And a dark green colour drop on the other card Nuvo – Glitter Drops – Sunlit Meadow ( SBC | TNCUK | TNC | JGG ). I like the added drops on all cards as they are quite simple and the drops add some gloss, glitter and interest to the design.

I hope you are inspired to try out some of these watercolour techniques. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!