Watercoloured Poppies

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About the Range

Spectrum Noir Inkpads are perfect for all of your stamping and colouring projects. Within the range, our Harmony Water-Reactive Dye Inkpads are the perfect solutions for blending and distressing colour. They're slow-drying and easy to re-work with water, for a huge range of stunning blended distress effects.

These inkpads will give you a bold, punchy colour with an extra-long 'open time' for blending, diffusing, and reworking.

See How It's Done

Learn a fun technique with our inkpads in this tutorial from design team member Jo McKelvey! She uses her Harmony inkpads, to create a beautiful background and to add a punch of colour!

See how she did it by following the steps below. Try it yourself and be sure to share the results with us by tagging #spectrumnoir on Instagram, posting on our Facebook page, or sharing on Pinterest.


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Getting started

Gather the supplies needed to create this project:

  • Harmony Inkpads
  • cardstock
  • stamps & sentiments of your choice
  • spray or spritz bottle with clean water
  • glass or craft mat

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Create the Background

Step 1:
Cover the entire piece of watercolour card with Seal Brown, using a blending tool.

Step 2:
Spritz and pat dry.


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Step 3:
Stamp your image.


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Colour the image

Step 4:
Splodge some Chinese Red ink onto your glass or craft mat.

Use a damp brush to pick up colour and paint your image.


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Step 5:
Repeat Step 4 with additional colours to finish the flowers.

Here, Bordeaux and Grasshopper provided the perfect shades.


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Add the finishing touches

Step 6:
Using a wet brush, splodge some clouds in and pat dry.

Assemble your card as desired.

Try making one yourself today! Be sure to share the results with us by tagging #spectrumnoir on Instagram, posting on our Facebook page, or sharing on Pinterest!