How To Selective Ink Smoosh Watercolors

How To Selective Ink Smoosh Watercolors


Hands up if you love to ink smoosh! Yaaas! Me too! Did you know you can be more selective about where your ink ends up? You don’t have to smoosh blindly. You can even smoosh in shapes! Let’s do it!

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supplies for selective watercolor ink smooshing

You don’t need much to achieve great results. In fact, you don’t need anything special! 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.

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steps to selectively ink smoosh watercolors

  1. Prepare watercolors for use.
  2. Apply color to acetate sheet.
  3. Spritz with water – not so much that it will roll off when flipped.
  4. Flip and apply to watercolor card in desired location.
  5. Repeat process, drying in between to keep colors from mingling too much.
  6. Experiment with multiple colors, strength of paint and even the shape of the acetate piece or stencil masks.


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