DIY Watercolor Color Swatch Cards Tutorial with Waffle Flower Color Swatch Stamp
|Watercolor Color Swatch Cards|
I love making Color Swatch Cards, but I hate to draw the grids etc. Then I saw someone posted Color Swatch Card Stamp on Instagram. I knew I needed it!! So I did more research, I found that Waffle Flower has 2 Color Swatch Stamp Sets and a Color Wheel Stamp Set. I have been wanting to make Color Swatch Cards, so I ordered the Color Swatch Card Stamp Set.
The Stamp is about ATC size. It is 2"x3". It comes with 1 stamp in this set. They do have a Combo which includes Stamp and Dies.
This Swatch Card Stamp includes all the important info you need for your references.
1st Row: Masstone (it is basically the undiluted paint),
2nd Row: You will paint your color full strength till a little past the half point, then you will do the gradient. **I also did the "Stain Test" on this strip.
3rd Row: Name (Color Name), Brand
4th Row: G (Granulation), T (Transparency), S (Stain), LF (Lightfastness)
Last Row: Pigment Number.
|Waffle Flower Color Swatch Stamp Set|
I ordered the Stamp only. It is because I have a Sizzix Album Die which I bought several years ago, and I have never opened it. lol I know it would be perfect for this project. I love that it has 3 rings, so I can make it as a Color Swatch Book.
|The finished Watercolor Swatch Cardswith all the info filled up.|
What do you need to make Watercolor Color Swatch Card?
Waffle Flower Color Swatch Stamp:
Color Swatch Card Stamp
I used Bee Paper 100% Cotton 140lbs. It is the first time I used their paper. So far, I really like it. The price is good, and I don't feel bad to use them as Color Swatch Cards. I can't wait to paint with it. It will be a great alternative for Arches Papers. And it will save me a lot of money.
StarzOn or any Permanent Ink Pad, make sure it is not Water based.
Any Acrylic Block will work.
But I used my DIY Stamp Positioning Tool.
In this video, I used Daniel Smith Prima Tek Set
I used Black Velvet Round Brush Size 6.
Here is the tutorial video:
You can see the finished Water Color Swatch Card below.
|This one is Sennelier Lemon Yellow Color Swatch Card|