Adding Details with Watercolor + Back to School Featuring Clearly Besotted!

Hello everyone! Did you catch this recent tutorial I shared on Simon Says Stamp’s blog? If you missed it, I wanted to share it here for you to check out!

With August already in full swing, this week’s tutorial seemed like the perfect time to break out the adorable, new Clearly Besotted stamp set, That’s Genius! Have you seen the cute critters in this set? I love their oversized glasses! While this set could be used in so many ways, I’ll be pairing it with the Clearly Besotted Bookworm stamps and creating a “back to school” card!

Adding Details with Watercolor + Back to School Featuring Clearly Besotted!

In the video below, I will show you how I watercolored these images and added extra details with simple brush strokes and techniques.

Have you seen my recent video, An Easy Approach to Detail Watercolor? This tutorial is a great resource for additional detail watercolor inspiration and learning. If you love this technique and want to see more on it, I encourage you to check this video out as well.

Adding Details with Watercolor + Back to School Featuring Clearly Besotted!

Along with the images from the That’s Genius and Bookworm stamp sets, I also paired these critters up with some of Simon’s newest exclusive sets! The fun, die cut background is from their popular Diamond Pattern background die; this die is perfect for adding great texture! Additionally, I used a couple of sentiments from our also-new, School Bus Messages set.

Adding Details with Watercolor + Back to School Featuring Clearly Besotted!

Tune in to the video at the top of this post to see all these pieces come together and create an adorable back to school card! These are perfect for giving to kids as a bit of encouragement on their first day of the 2018 school year! I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial… I will be back again very soon with more videos and ideas to share!

Supplies Used

Clearly Besotted BOOKWORM Clear Stamp…
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Clearly Besotted BOOKWORM DIE Set
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Clearly Besotted THAT’S GENIUS Clear…
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Clearly Besotted THAT’S GENIUS Die Set
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RESERVE Simon Says Stamp DIAMOND…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SCHOOL BUS…
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Studio Katia SATIN RAINBOW Confetti…
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Sakura CLEAR Pen 2 Pack 38486
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Brutus Monroe RAVEN Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SEA…
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Gina K Designs 2018 ADD-ON COLLECTION…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Prima Marketing ROUND #0 Watercolor…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Prima Marketing WOODLANDS Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing COMPLEXION Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ESSENCE Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing ODYSSEY Watercolor…
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Prima Marketing THE CLASSICS…
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Prima Marketing TROPICALS Watercolor…
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3 Comments

  1. Janet I August 17, 2018 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Your card is so very cute & nice. this is the first time to your blog. I have found a new blog. Can’t wait until I have more time to wander through it. Keep up the AWESOME work! Thank-you!

  2. bev p August 15, 2018 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I have the Glaze pens in clear and black, but never thought to use the clear like this just for a highlight. Now I can’t wait to try that tip! Thanks.

  3. Marisela Delgado August 12, 2018 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Animals wearing glasses…..LOVE it! That cat is too cute!! Cute card!

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