Faux Dip Dye with Aqua Pigments and Catherine Pooler refills

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Hi, today I am comparing Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments with Catherine Pooler premium refills for a faux dip dye effect on watercolour card.  I turn the backgrounds into finished cards with the Mountain of Thanks stamp and coordinating dies by Catherine Pooler and some black heat embossing.


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Faux Dip Dye Effect

Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigment: Blue, Blue Violet, Black

  • Start with the Blue aqua pigment and brush the colour across the card using long strokes. Heat set, then add more colour drying the card between each application.
  • Add the Blue Violet aqua pigment not as low over the blue colour to leave a lighter blue area.
  • Next, mix the Blue Violet with the Black colour to deepen the very bottom area of the card.


Catherine Pooler refills: It’s A Boy, Something Borrowed, Suede Shoes


Heat Embossing


Aqua Pigment Card



Dye Refill Card

  • Adhere the smaller mountains to the card and foam mount the long mountain over.
  • Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment in the uncoloured sky area.
  • Mount to an A2 black card base made from Raven cardstock.


I kept the mountains uncoloured for a stark dramatic look over the vibrant blue faux dip dye backgrounds.  Tasha shared a faux dip dye tutorial a few weeks ago using Catherine Pooler ink pads.  


I hope you will try this faux dip dye technique with your liquid or watercolour colouring mediums. Join the customer group over on Facebook, and tag us in Instagram with the hashtag #thelittlepapertree



Find the card and ink supplies here and the basic craft supplies here


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