How To Create A Geometric Stained Glass Look with Watercolor

How To Create A Geometric Stained Glass Look with Watercolor


Creating with watercolors doesn’t need to be a time consuming activity. Create a gorgeous, geometric background that mimics stained glass in just a few minutes with only two core supplies – watercolors and washi tape!

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supplies for creating a geometric stained glass look with watercolors

Like I said – two things, and I’m sure you have both! Of course, if you need to do some shopping, I always have supplies linked below and at the end of the post. But, before you shop, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales page for any deals you can take advantage of at your favorite crafting haunts.

  • Watercolors (pencils, liquids or pan sets)
  • Washi Tape (use up allllll of that tape you’ve collected! Pick out the ones that don’t spark joy anymore :D)
  • Watercolor Card (for cards, I don’t go all out with the expensive stuff…)
  • Water & Brushes
Image of the watercolor stained glass technique by Nicole Watt at Nicole Watt Creates

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steps to create a geometric stained glass look with watercolors

  1. Apply washi tape to watercolor card in a random, or intentional geometric pattern.
  2. Add desired watercolors to the open spaces.
  3. When dry, carefully remove washi tape to reveal borders.


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