Watercolor & Alcohol and a Cute Origami Box!

Let’s have fun mixing up our supplies to make cute undersea gift boxes!


There are lot of fun techniques in this video, I hope you try one or more in your next stamping of painting project! Watch the video to see how!

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Watercolor paper or heavy cardstock cut 9″ square
Watercolors (or dye ink pads pressed to a block to make paintable ink)
Dye ink pads in bright colors
Stamps by Rubber Stamp TapestrySeahorse GardenSea Turtle MamaSea Turtle HatchlingSand dollar and Starfish BorderShell Border
*Stamps are available individually as well as in the above sets.
Circle template and ruler
Scrapbook paper 8.5″ square
Rubbing alcohol (I used 70% from a drugstore)

origami1thumb These boxes are quick and fun to make and when you use your paint and stamps you can customize them however you like! The alcohol technique can be used in your watercolor painting as well when you want that bubbly look, just make sure you drop in the alcohol while the paint is still damp or it will not work. I hope you enjoyed this project! Thank for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

5 Responses

  1. Amazing underwater scene! I love that it’s contained in that circle too. If you cut the paper, rather than only using folds, it’s called kirigami. I make the origami (folds only) ones frequently, but haven’t tried them kirigami (cuts and folds) style.


  2. I love your idea about the box you made. It’s great ! I might try this soon. Thank you!


  3. Love these little boxes, thanks again for a wonderful idea! Can’t wait to try this.


  4. I appreciate both how creative you are and how you demonstrate working with what you have. I especially appreciate you showing your attempts to work out the design. It helps me to know even an expert spends time working it out.


  5. Enjoyed the video. I need to make this my mantra too: work with what you have!


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