April 19, 2012

Watercolor technique

Browsing thru the new Close to My Heart catalog a few month ago, this was the stamp set that first jumped out to me. The Card Word Puzzle stamp set is so versatile, I just had to have it.
Playing with my watercolors, this was the perfect edition to create some beautiful flower cards.

First stamp the flower image multiple times on a white card sock piece. Use StazOn ink so the image will not smudge using the water brush later.

Take your favorite watercolor pens and color away.

 First color the flower with your lightest shade. Then use darker shades of the same color family and place accent's to the flower pedals. (see picture on the right)

Now take you watercolor brush and make sure only a little bit of water is on the brush. Start at the lighter color and move into the darker. Stay within the image lines as much as possible.

 The rose on the right is before the use of water, the one on the left is after the use of water.

Now cut your images out and if desired distress the edges.

Now your flowers are ready for assembly....

Check out the next posts for examples.....

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