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Crafting Trends 2017: Watercolour Effects

Crafting Trends 2017: Watercolour Effects

Earlier on the in the year, Pinterest published a trend report highlighting the popularity of watercolour interior decor. In fact, it’s actually one of the most popular themes amongst its users. But that doesn’t at all come to a surprise to us! Watercolour effects have soared in popularity over the past few months not only in home decor but in crafting too. This multi-layered style offers a whimsical feel with smooth gradations and ombre blending.

Watercolour effects are impactful. They’re bold, yet subtle. A strange contradiction that draws our eyes to an incredible range of shades on one simple sheet. This type of paint is controlled by water, which moves the colour across the page independently. I think the best way to describe it is a sort of dreamscape; a whimsical wonderland of floating pigments.

You’ve probably noticed an increase of watercolour styling across craft products. Every brand seems to want to get in on the trend — and we applaud it! So, if you’d like to add dramatic colour and fanciful cloud-like effects to your projects, here are our top 10 picks.

1. Create and Craft Pack 30 A4 Watercolour Paper

30 sheets of beautiful watercolour effects in a variety of different hues, plus mylar papers to mix things up. Isn’t it incredible how true to form these captivating papers are?

2. Ultimate Crafts Laquarelle Drifting Frond and Watercolour Bloom Decorative Dies with Inspirational Cards

A range of uplifting and motivating sentiments across 24 inspiration cards, alongside two decorative dies. Watercolour effects make the perfect backdrop for inspirational messages!

3. Tattered Lace Magical Midnight Botanical Watercolours Anniversary Bouquet Die with Complementary Die

This duo of botanical die sets has been designed to work with soft watercolours, enabling you to cut incredibly detailed designs and build up exceptional colour on each petal and leaf.

4. Rare Earth Watercolour Flowers Stamp Collection

Layer up lovely watercolour-style designs using the four floral stamp sets. Use the stamps alongside watercolours to add a more in-depth watercolour feel and a splash of colour.

5. Cosmo Cricket Just Add Watercolour Gorgeous Card Kit

Just add watercolours and layer; this kit enables you to customise your cards exactly to your own liking. Bring these super stylish designs to life with colourful shading and blending!

6. Craftwork Cards Watercolour Washes Paper Pad and Candi

This paper pad and Candi combo is completely inspired by watercolours, featuring gingham, flowers, stripes, dots, chevrons and diagonal stripes in a painted wash effect.

7. Sweet Peppermint Watercolour Card Kit

Modern watercolours meet vintage elements; this kit is one-of-a-kind! Featuring fresh and old designs in a sweet colour palette, this is your chance to create a watercolour fusion!

8. ADORNit Mini Watercolour Book Bundle of 4

Utilise your creative watercolour skills with this fab watercolour book bundle, left blank to decorate as you will. Find floral imagery, charming characters, and sweet sentiments.

9. Ultimate Crafts Embossing Folder – Watercolour Blooms

This soft botanical watercolour embossing folder imitates the look of a watercolour painting, without all the hard work! Cut and colour your blooms to bring the effect to life.

10. My Paper Stash Bree Merryn Wondrous Wildlife Boxes Kit

Wildlife imagery + watercolour effects = a thing of dreams. Assemble beautifully designed boxes with rustic watercolour finishes and oh-so-adorable painted garden creatures.

Click here to find even more exciting watercolour craft products!

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