Hello there, I have been doing loads of die-cutting lately and for a change, I grabbed the gorgeous images from the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set by Simon Says Stamp to enjoy colouring.
The Cardmaking Process
- First, I die-cut a slimline panel out of Strathmore watercolor paper using the medium die from Stitched Slimline Trio die set by Heffy Doodle.
- I placed the stamps on a clear block and I inked them using Prize Ribbon Distress Ink (over the whole stamp) and Black Sooth ( in the center).
- Then, I quickly stamped the images over the watercolour panel.
- I allowed the ink to dry and to stain the paper a little bit.
- Next, I applied colour using Zigs ( waterbased markers)
- Distress Inks are water-reactive so once you applied any other water-based medium over they will blend or bleed and you can use this in your favor.
- To do this, I applied a little bit of a dark blue marker over the edges of the images, and using a Nuvo water brush I spread the color towards the center.
- It is important to clean the brush as you work to achieve color degradation.
- To add contrast, I applied a hint of a black Zig marker on the center of the images when the ink was still wet.
When the first wash was dry, I applied a little bit of light blue and a purple marker on the center of the image and I spread the inks towards the edges.
Accents and Embellishments
- Once the coloring was done, I used Spellbinders Sparkle Silk to splatter the panel.
- I also diluted the inks of the black and the dark blue Zig markers with water and I splattered the panel allowing it to dry between different color applications.
- Then, I allowed the panel to dry and I used a black Zig marker over the body of the butterflies and antennas.
- Using a white and a black pen, I added lines and dots.
- To embellish , I also glued pre-made Nuvo Drops ( Glitter and Morning Dew)
- The last thing I did, was stamping the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
- Then, I used smooth white cardstock (300 grams) to make a card base that measures 3-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ inches.
- To finish, I glued on the card base a panel of watercolour paper and I foam-mounted the coloured panel over.
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That’s all for today.
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