This tutorial will show you how to create DIY watercolor stickers using Cricut printable vinyl and files from the latest Fresh Cut SVG Bundle.
The theme of this month’s Fresh Cut SVG Bundle is all about camping, adventure, and the great outdoors. So when I decided to create a project using one of the files I designed for the bundle, I wanted to create a watercolor effect with one of the cuts.
At first, I tried to use print and cut, and fill the design with a patterned watercolor design, however my computer decided to be a complete jerk, so it was time to look at plan B, which ended up being easier in the long run anyway!
DIY Watercolor Stickers: The Supplies
Here’s what you will need to create your own (affiliate links included for shopping ease!):
- Cricut printable vinyl
- Fresh Cut SVG file, or other design to cut (you can find more in my shop as well!)
- watercolor palette (I used one with a metallic sheen)
- transfer tape
- paint brush and cup of water
To start, upload the design to Cricut Design Space (if you are unsure how to upload SVGs, this post will help). Choose the elements you want to keep in your design, select all, attach the layers, and then hit Make It!
I used a light mat for the printable vinyl, as it is really thin. Once cut, I started painting with my watercolors.
DIY Watercolor Stickers: The How To
I used green and gold/brown tones and just dabbed them on. You guys, there is literally no skill required here. I just dabbed it on with my brush, and swirled it around a bit where the two colors met.
Let it dry well before you use transfer tape, as some of the paint will stick to the transfer tape.
Place the design on a notebook, or bag, or whatever you are placing it on. Use a brayer to make sure it is adhered, then pull off the transfer tape.
That’s honestly all there is to it. I decided to place it on a kraft notebook after all (I just peeled it off the navy book and stuck it right back on to the kraft one).
And if you are looking for some more great camping files, check out this months Fresh Cut SVG Bundle. I am sure I say this every month, but I think this is the cutest one yet!