Gansai Tambi Water Colours Set REVIEW & DEMO PLUS Stamping Techniques {2 VIDEOS!}

Hi Friends! I have been asked so many times to review the new KURETAKE Gansai Tambi Water Colours Set so as soon as Hallmark Scrapbook got some in stock I tried them out!


Crafters have been super excited to get their hands on these because of their rich vibrant color palette and ease of use. See what I think of them in this video.


Here is a look at the colors swatched out and you can see how vibrant the mixes are:


I recommend you swatch them out because the colors dry in the pans are misleading:


I really like how this layered flower turned out. To make the layered flower stamped and clear heat embossed 5 flowers (Blossom Beauty from Stampendous) and painted 4 with pink and red and one with yellow and green like I showed in the video. Then I simply cut out the flower parts and layered them. I used hot glue because it adds dimension.


I thought it would be pretty on a mother’s day card. I just got some new stamps from Altenew and ink by Lawn Fawn and I thought it would be fun to try them out too. I will also show you a border technique using stamp wheels and masking tape. I used color dusters but you can use sponges if you want. Watch the video to see how!


Here is a look at the finished card and envelope:


I hope this helped you make your mind up about the KURETAKE Gansai Tambi Water Color paints. I also hope you try layering up some of your flower stamps. If you don’t have stamp wheels but want to try the border techniques just apply the tape first and stamp repeatedly with any stamps you have. Let me know what you link in the comments and til next time happy crafting!


14 Responses

  1. HELP, I couldn’t get either of your videos to work and it wouldn’t let me comment either.  Darn!!!  Edna Burgess


  2. I’ve been using the 36 color paint set for a couple of weeks and I love them. I’m really not a very good artist but I’m learning. Thank you for the video, love them all.


  3. OMG, Lindsay you are like my Craft Goddess! This is absolutely beautiful and as a Mother’s Day card it is PERFECT! I hope you don’t mind if I reproduce this several time for all the Mother’s I know that deserve something beautiful on their day. I am a very big fan of yours, you are so my friend in my head and I love crafting with you everyday!


  4. Hi Lindsay – This is the 1st time I’ve commented – You talk fast and I’m from the South and listen slow – Where did you say I could watch video on how you did this beautiful rose (I can figure it out on my own, but visual is always a help). Love all your tips!


    • I show how I colored it in the review video that is on the post. I painting it pink 3x and green 1 time and cut the flower apart and layered it. I did not show the cutting and layering in the video, sorry:(


  5. Beautiful flower Lindsey. I’ve been looking at that watercolor set. You make it so easy! 🙂


  6. Awesome card! And I have to agree with Angelique this is a great Mother’s Day card. I enjoy your videos as they are informative and fun, and it is nice when you do the fussy cutting off the side. The little brushes are pretty cool as I’ve never seen them before and will have to check them out.


  7. Gorgeous!!! I have been drooling over these for some time and am saving up for them. Thanks for the great videos!


  8. That flower is beautiful and it’s such an easy technique too.


  9. As usual I love all you do but this time I went to the Hallmark site and they do no list this set? Am I too late (which is usual for me) or too early to get them?


    • Ack, they sold out again! So sorry:( The manufacturer only releases them in limited quantities, I had to wait a while for mine too:(


  10. Lindsay you are really talented beyond words! I absolutely love that flower! When I first seen your video of the girl with that flower, I immediately went and ordered that stamp set and I’ve loved playing around with it, but I never thought about cutting it out and layering it. I will definitely have to give it a try. What I did a couple days ago was I inked up the flower with gold shimmer paint, and then filled in the petals with pink watercolors, and it turned out really cool with the shimmery gold outlines. Thank you for the great videos and for the constant inspiration!


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