Everything You Need To Know About the New Cricut Watercolor Cards and Watercolor Marker & Brush Set

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Thank you and happy birthday watercolor cards with Cricut.

I love when Cricut releases new products! The new Cricut Watercolor Marker and Brush Set are perfect for paper crafts and card makers. In this post, I will cover all the frequently asked questions about the new Cricut Watercolor cards and markers, where to find them, plus show you a full step-by-step tutorial on how to set up and use the new cards and markers with any of the Cricut Explore, Cricut Maker or Cricut Joy models!

First, let’s cover where you can buy the new Cricut Watercolor Makers and cards.

Happy birthday watercolor cards with Cricut.

Where and When can I buy the new Cricut watercolor cards and marker brush set?

All the new Cricut watercolor products will be available on cricut.com beginning September 22, 2022, at 10:00 pm MT. Products will be available in select retail stores starting Sunday, September 25. Selection may vary by store and location.

For my first watercolor cards with Cricut, I made floral designs and combined pen writing and small cutouts to create thank you, birthday, and get well soon cards. To learn how to use the new Cricut Watercolor Markers, watch the full tutorial and design space set up below, or skip down to read the FAQs!

Cricut Watercolor Markers and Brush Set are perfect for paper crafts and DIY cards. Learn how to use the Cricut watercolor markers, to create beautiful cards with any of the Cricut Explore, Maker, or Joy models!

How to use the new Cricut Watercolor Marker and Water Brush Set

In this tutorial, I will show you exactly how to find the best images to use with the Cricut Watercolor Markers and Water Brush set. Plus, I’ll teach you how to blend your watercolors and other tips and tricks like combining the Basic Cut Operation with the Watercolor Markers.

New Cricut Watercolor Card and Maker Set Frequently Asked Questions

Can I decorate both sides of a Watercolor Card?

Yes, you can decorate one or both sides of the cards. Cricut recommends letting the watercolors dry before moving to the other side.

Happy birthday watercolor cards with Cricut.

Which Cricut machines work with the new Watercolor Cards and Marker Set?

The Watercolor markers are available for both full-size Cricut machines like the Cricut Maker, Maker 3, Explore Air 2, and Explore 3 with the full-size card mat. You can also find the Watercolor Marker Set for the Cricut Joy machine!

Cricut card mat

What sizes do the Cricut Watercolor Cards come in?

The Watercolor Cards are available for all current Cricut machines. Here are the compatible sizes.

  • Cricut Joy (using the card mat): R20 card size (4.25in x 5.5in)
  • Full-size machines (Explore and Maker models): R20 cards (4.25in x 5.5in), R40 (4.75in x 6.625in), and S40 (4.75in x 4.75in) using the Cricut Card Mat 2×2.
Cricut Watercolor Markers and Brush Set are perfect for paper crafts and DIY cards. Learn how to use the Cricut watercolor markers, to create beautiful cards with any of the Cricut Explore, Maker, or Joy models!

How can I find images or projects for creating a Watercolor Card?

Many Cricut Design Space images can work with the Watercolor Markers as long as there is some white space between the colors and the layers are not directly stacked. This is important to avoid blending one color into another. You can easily change the Operation line type to Watercolor Marker and then blend the colors with the water brush pen.

Additionally, you can search “watercolor marker” in the “Search Images, Projects, and Profiles” in Design Space.

How do I select the Watercolor Marker operation?

With your image of choice selected, change the Operation to Pen. Select the color swatch next to it and choose Marker 1mm. Scroll down to the bottom to view all the Watercolor Marker color options.

What type of art can I draw with Cricut Watercolor Markers?

Simple image selections with multiple colors work best. Try not to choose images with overlapping lines, or they will bleed and blend badly. Also, try not to choose very intricate lines or detailed drawings. The watercolor markers may bleed too much in that case because the marker lines are thickly drawn.

Do I load the Water Brush into the machine?

The Water Brush is a freehand tool you can use on your Watercolor Cards once you draw with your machine. The Watercolor Markers are loaded into your Cricut to draw the design, while the Water Brush lets you blend and spread the watercolors. You do not load the Water Brush into your Cricut.

How do I use the Water Brush marker?

To use the Water Brush, unscrew the top and fill it with water. Replace the lid and gently squeeze the plastic handle to work the water into the bristles.

The Waterbrush is 4.0mm at its widest and creates thinner or wider lines of blending based on the pressure you put on the synthetic bristle brush.

How can I blend my Cricut Watercolor Markers without bleeding into other sections?

The key is to work slowly in small sections and not oversaturate the design.

How to use the Cricut watercolor water brush for cards.

How do I clean the Water blending brush?

Brush the blending brush back and forth on a spare piece of paper while gently squeezing the water through the tip until all the color releases. You can also rinse the brush under water like any other paintbrush.

Do I need to use the Water Brush within a specific time after drawing?

The Water Brush can be applied right after the design is drawn, or you can wait and blend it later.

Can I use the Water Blending Brush while the card is still on the cutting mat?

For best results, always remove the watercolor card from the mat first before you begin to blend. If you blend on the cutting mat, the moisture may make the card curl when you try and remove it.

How long does it take for the watercolor markers to dry after applying the Water Blending Brush?

It is recommended by Cricut to let your design dry overnight. But my designs were dry to the touch in about 60-90 minutes.

Can I cut the Watercolor Cards on a Cricut machine too?

Yes! You can combine operations like cut and draw with your watercolor designs!

What colors are available for watercolor pens?

Currently, Cricut offers the new Watercolor Marker colors in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, and black.

New Cricut watercolor markers and water brush set.

Can I use another paper with the Watercolor Markers?

You can, but if it is not a thick watercolor paper, it will likely wrinkle when you blend the colors with the Water Brush. You can, however, buy watercolor paper and cut it into other shapes using your Cricut, then apply the watercolor design.

Cricut Watercolor Markers and Brush Set are perfect for paper crafts and DIY cards. Learn how to use the Cricut watercolor markers, to create beautiful cards with any of the Cricut Explore, Maker, or Joy models!

What are your thoughts on these new Cricut Watercolor Markers and brush set for cards? What other questions do you have? Tell me in the comments!

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