Blurred Vision Watercoloring

by Beate Johns

Create a diffused watercolor look on solid or outline images, super quick and super easy.


  • Stamps

  • Cardstock

  • Dye Ink

  • Aqua Painter or watercolor brush


  1. Step 1

    Stamp an image in dye ink.

  2. Step 2

    Go over the stamped image with an Aqua Painter or watercolor brush. The ink will run a bit to give a watercolored look.

  3. Step 3

    Repeat Step 1 and 2 if you want more than one image.

    Only stamp and blur one image at a time. The image will blur better if you go over it right after stamping.

  4. Step 4

    This technique works for solid and outline images alike.

  5. Step 5

    When blurring outline images, try pulling the ink from the stamped lines to the inside of the image to color it in.

  6. Step 6

    Finish your card.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Blurred Vision Watercoloring. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

How did you finish the card - was the green corner fold over or did you punch the corner of the white cardstock?
Stampin Lady  |  Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 10:08 AM
Stampin Lady,
I used Photo corners punched out with the Photo corner punch Stampin' Up! sells. I layered a smaller green punchout over a bigger black one.
beate  |  Sat Aug 16, 2008 at 10:55 AM
This is a nifty technique that I'm going to use soon. It looks so easy! It will add that special touch to the next card I make.
Joan  |  Mon Apr 6, 2009 at 2:20 PM
I have the SU mat pack and want to use it to prick on circular or oval pieces but can't figure it out. can you help?
Samettler  |  Thu May 21, 2009 at 1:55 PM
Hi Samettler,

It's really easy. Check this quick tutorial on how to paper pierce curves.
beate  |  Thu May 21, 2009 at 2:23 PM
What a nice touch. I like watercolor effects. Can't wait to try it.
cri  |  Wed Dec 2, 2009 at 10:16 AM
I receive these on a weekly basis and I've learned so much. I have a folder that I save them to, so when I need inspiring, I can go to one of them. While I have a lot of stamps, there is still so much that is used in the demos that I don't have. I don't think I've seen anything that I won't try at least once if for no other reason that to put in my presentation book.
God continue to bless you with this gift and the spirit of sharing with others, is my prayer. Thank you.
Brenda Woods  |  Thu Dec 3, 2009 at 8:26 AM
Love this...definitely a keeper, can't wait to try it. Good work and thank you.
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Admin  |  Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 11:38 PM
I like this card
Edna Harner  |  Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 2:44 PM
Love hummingbirds!!!
Lydia Fiedler  |  Tue Mar 27, 2018 at 9:28 AM
Looks beautifull!!
Lydia Fiedler  |  Tue Mar 27, 2018 at 9:29 AM

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