Make It Monday #282: Stenciled Watercolor Backgrounds

By April 24, 2017Make It Monday

Betsy is our host for this week's Make It Monday challenge with an easy technique for creating pretty watercolor backgrounds using stencils.  No artistic ability required!



If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a stenciled watercolor background.

–Please enter new projects only.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

-Add your project to our InLinkz list below.  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PLEASE.  

–You will have until 6am, Monday, May 1, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win. 

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, May 1, after 6am. The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook. The randomly selected winner will get a $25 PTI gift certificate to spend however they like!

Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!


  • STAMPS: Gran's Garden, Pen & Ink
  • INK: Tropical Teal (refill), Limeade Ice (pad & refill), Royal Velvet (pad & refill), Amethyst Allure, Aqua Mist, Stormy Sea, Versamark
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Limeade Ice, vellum, watercolor paper
  • OTHER: Gran's Garden dies, Noted: Scalloped Square dies, Woodblock Prints stencil, White embossing powder, die cut flowers from Bloom & Grow kit
  • FINISHED SIZE: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
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Congratulations, Kelly Schirmer! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!

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Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • 1
    StephClapper says:

    Thank you, thank you for the instructive video! With all the new watercoloring techniques, I’ve been privately hoping for some help. 🙂 Although I’ve been working at it, I’m grateful to see my favorite designers sit and watercolor, a card panel. Maybe Dawn could watercolor with her Zigs. (Hint, hint). Thanks again Betsy, your card is lovely.

  • 2
    Mary Anne Schnettgoecke says:

    Beautiful card! I love this technique! Thanks for the video!

  • 3
    Holly Saveur says:

    OHhhhhhhhhhhhh…in LOVE with it!
    SUPER Gorgeous..what a great idea…

  • 4

    Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration and for the fun challenge!

  • 5
    Colleen Howell says:

    So pretty, will have to try this one

  • 6
    Stef White says:

    Thanks! I can’t wait to try this. I usually use Gelatos or Distress Onks on my stencils and I need to change it up a bit. Thanks for sharing!

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