Delicata is a Fabulous Ink for Watercoloring

Watercoloring A Floral Pattern with Delicata by Martha Lucia Gomez

Watercoloring A Floral Pattern with Delicata by Martha Lucia Gomez

Watercoloring is one of my favorite techniques because each piece you create is unique. Today, I want to share with you how easy it is to watercolor using the new colors of Delicata ink. To create this card, take a piece of watercolor paper and stamp your favorite image using Delicata Ink Rose Gold. Cover the stamped images with clear embossing powder. Remove the excess powder and melt with the heat tool. Since I used flowers in this card, I combined the Emerald Green and Ruby Red Delicata Ink. Apply ink over your craft mat. Using an aqua painter or paintbrush, add a few touches of water over the stamped images and apply the ink from the mat.

When the paper is totally dry cut the layer using a decorated die cut. Paste the decorated layer over a very vanilla card base. Stamp a sentiment of your choice on a separate piece of watercolor paper using Delicata Ruby Red.


  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock – Very Vanilla
  • Heat tool
  • Aqua painter
  • The Ton – Always Cherry Blossom Stamp Set
  • Stampin Up – Botanicals For You
  • Gina Marie Designs – Rectangle Stitch die cut

Delicata Watercolored Tags Technique by Renee Zarate

Delicata Watercolored Tags Technique by Renee Zarate

I think I can speak for most crafters and mixed media artists when I say that many of us are limited by space and the financial means to have every new product we see on the market. The luscious Delicata inkpads that were recently released in jewel-toned colors are one of those multi-use products that produce some pretty amazing results. Not only do the new ink colors stamp beautifully but today I’m sharing a technique showing how they can be used in a different way to produce a watercolor result. This is definitely a stamp pad collection that deserves a special spot in any studio.

Purchase or die cut white shipping tags. These were cut from a Sizzix die from Mixed Media paper. The tags can be left plain, texturized with an embossing folder or primed with a light coat of gesso. Apply inks on a craft mat then spray with water until the ink colors start to move and blend with each other. The Delicata inks used here are Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green, and Champagne.

Drag each tag through the watery ink. If more color is desired simply ink up a background stamp and press the still wet tag into the stamp. More water can be sprayed on the tag or if pleased with the look of the tag, use a heat tool to dry it completely. Now the tags can be stamped on or otherwise embellished.


  • Plastic block
  • Sizzix – Tag die, Butterfly die
  • Alterations – Texture Fades Embossing Folders
  • Big Kick Embossing Machine
  • Strathmore Mixed Media paper 140#
  • Heat tool
  • Ribbon
  • Stamps – Sandra Evertson

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