Hello friends! One of my goals for 2020 is to try to expand my range of coloring to include watercoloring. Watercoloring is something that doesn't come easily to me so while I work at improving my skills I am also going to often pair watercoloring with something that does work for me to increase my chances of success! Today I used one of my tried and true watercoloring "cheats" - watercoloring inside a stamped and embossed line, with Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors! I even created my own watercolor background to match the watercolor leaves. Keep reading or watch the video below to learn all my tips and tricks on creating this card!
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of these this watercolor leaves background from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
I stamped three of the leafy branch images from the Simon Says Stamp Be Kind Stamp Set on Canson Watercolor Cardstock using clear embossing ink and heat embossing with Antique Gold Embossing Powder. I did this twice for a total of six leafy branches.
I used a total of four Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors to color in the three leafy branches. The color combinations I used are the following:
I applied the colors with a water brush pen and allowed the watercolors to air dry before die cutting with the coordinating Be Kind Dies.
The background was created by applying Moss, Pine, and Bronze Liquid Watercolors to Canson Watercolor Cardstock with a dry paint brush. I let the background completely air dry and then stamped over the watercoloring with the You Are Background Stamp and white pigment ink. The background was trimmed to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". The leafy branches were glued to the background as shown.
A sentiment from the Miss You Missy Stamp Set was stamped on Canson Watercolor Cardstock with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with Antique Gold Embossing Powder. The sentiment was die cut with the coordinating Miss You Missy Die and adhered to the center of the panel with foam adhesive.
The design was finished with a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Pale Gold and Bright Gold. A Sweethearts Embellishment was dipped in clear embossing ink and then heat embossed with Antique Gold Embossing Powder to change the color to match the card. The heart was added to the sentiment block as shown.
S U P P L I E S
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