Hello everyone, I hope you had a happy Easter. We were in holiday and despite we stayed at home I had to stretch the days to enjoy a bit of crafting but I couldn’t stretch them enough for blogging or editing my latest videos using the beautiful stamp sets in the post today: More Spring Flowers Stamp Set (SSS1017037) and Sending Flowers by Simon Says Stamp.
I made a bundle of cards using these stamp sets, applying different watercolor techniques and also more traditional stamping techniques. I’ll be sharing pictures of each card every day this week.
I think the rose stamp from More Spring Flowers Stamp Set provides a perfect image to get watercoloring practise and the results might vary depending the coloring tools you use.
This time I tried to use one single watercolor shade to paint the roses. I used the purple #38 from Kuretake : Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolour Paints 36 pan set. lovely watercolor paints, great quality, value for money , easy to blend and apply.
Instead a water brush I used a round watercolour brush #4 but you can use any of them. The Nuvo water Brushesare a great solution for card makers not only because of the price but also because the brushes has a very fine tip and they will allow you to work easily on small areas like the petals in these roses.
I tried to build a heart by stamping the rose 3 times on the center of the panel but I nail it! As I couldn’t see the heart shape perfectly defined I used a heart die to make a mask , then I placed the negative mask on the watercolored panel and I sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink on top but that made the things worse as the distress ink covered the watercolor work! Noooo… what I was thinking about?
I stamped the images using Antique Linen Distress ink ( card at the right) and Dusty Concord Distress ink ( card at the left) on watercolor paper 300 gram, cold pressed. I applied the watercolour paint slightly diluted with water starting on the base of each petal and working towards the top, cleaning the brush half way to get a lighter shade at the top of each petal (By the way I still prefer Antique Linen Distress ink to stamp images that will be watercolored) as it blends nicely.
I also made matching envelopes using Sending Flowers Stamp Set by Simon Stamps, Perhaps I used the stamps in a very peculiar way as I used the ” envelope lines stamp” to stamp a texture at the envelope side. I found very relaxing going a bit crazy with the stamp that way. Next time I’ll try to create a woodgrain background with it. why not?
I used Stampin! Up! : Old Olive and Kraft cardstock, Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder, whisper White Envelopes, Elegant Eggplant ink and Old Olive ink.
That’s all! I hope you enjoy the projects today. Do not hesitate in ask any questions or leave a comment. I would love to heard from you.