How To: Watercolor Ink Smoosh with Plastic Wrap

How To: Watercolor Ink Smoosh with Plastic Wrap

Ok – run, don’t walk, to your kitchen and get some plastic wrap (or cling film… ?) because once you see this technique you are going to want to do it – All. Day. LONG! It’s sooooo simple, and sooooo fun. Oh, and so unique looking!

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supplies for plastic wrap 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.

Image of the watercolor ink smoosh with plastic wrap or cling film technique by Nicole Watt at Nicole Watt Creates

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steps to watercolor ink smoosh with plastic wrap

  1. Prepare watercolors for use.
  2. Scrunch up plastic wrap and place on work surface.
  3. Apply watercolor to plastic wrap – dropping color and/or brushing on.
  4. Press watercolor card into plastic wrap. A light touch will leave less ink – pressing in more will create more contact points.
  5. For a softer look, spritz the watercolor card with water before pressing into the plastic wrap.
  6. For various layers, dry the watercolor card before pressing again into plastic wrap.


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How To: Watercolor Smoosh with Plastic Wrap | Craft Technique

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