I’m still stuck in a watercolor phase, I guess, because I have yet another watercolor tutorial. This time I’m using the Pazzles Pen Tool to draw my coloring lines. I love that I can use any pen in my Pazzles Inspiration Pen Tool, but I see that Silhouette has recently released a Silhouette Pen Holder as well. My favorite pens to use are Copic Multiliners, Pigma Micron Pens or fine-line Sharpies. All of these are waterproof and will hold up to the watercolors without bleeding.


  • I first designed my layout in the Pazzles software so I knew where I wanted my flowers positioned. I drew out my design using files from the Pazzles Craft Room. Single Stoke line art looks really cool with this technique and you can download what you’d like or create your own.
  • Use watercolors and a paint brush to color in your images. The beauty of the single stroke sketches is that you don’t have to be perfect in your coloring. Going outside of the lines is ok!
  • After the watercolors dried, I finished my layout and doodled a few border lines around the edges.

Watercolor Layout With Pen Tool

This is a super easy way to make your own layout backgrounds or make your own patterned paper. I’ve completely fallen in love with my digital cutter. It’s such a fantastic way to DIY embellishments for your scrapbook layouts so you can save a little money and make them to suit your photo colors and match your patterned papers.Watercolor Pen Tool on Layout

Teresa Collins {Daily Story}
Pazzles Inspiration
Yasutomo Pearlescent Watercolor Set

I think I have the watercolor thing out of my system now, thanks for sticking it out with me!


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