Watercolor Technique Creates Interest For Greeting Cards
The watercolor technique creates interest for handstamped greeting cards. While this technique creates interest it also provides you with the opportunity to release your artistic expression.
Beautiful You Watercolor Technique Recipe
Stamps: Beautiful You, Sheltering Tree.
Ink/Marker: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Old Olive, Fresh Fig, Blush Blossom.
Paper: Thick Whisper White, Fresh Fig, Watercolor, Perfect Plum, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.
Accessories: Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Pear Jewels, Aqua Painter Brush.
Make use of other techniques when you create a card. For instance, in addition to the watercolor technique, this card uses the masking technique.
One of my favorite treatments when creating a card is doing a landscape. Landscapes lend themselves to watercoloring. You can blend inks and colors, create interesting features and translate what you see in your mind to the paper. For this card, I used the Beautiful You stamp set and the Sheltering Tree stamp set.
Do you often forget to use some of your older stamp sets? Combine the old and the new to bring new life to the old.
Stamp the dancing lady using Basic Black ink on the Watercolor Paper and on a piece of scratch paper. Cut out the image from the scratch paper as this will become your mask. If you use a post-it note, stamp the image so that it touches the sticky strip on the back.
Lay the mask over the stamped image on the Watercolor Paper. With the Aqua Painter Brush, pick up some Pear Pizzaz ink mixed with a few drops of water and start creating the grass. Pick up some Soft Sky ink mixed with water and start swishing the brush across the paper. You will be painting across the mask.
Take some Crumb Cake ink, and go over the edge between the sky and grass to accentuate the divide. Swish some of the Crumb Cake ink on the Pear Pizzazz as well. Stamp the tree using Crumb Cake. Stamp the leaves over the branches with Old Olive ink.
Remove the mask from the image and color her using Fresh Fig Marker and Blender Pen. I confess, I still have my Blossom Brush marker for coloring skin.
To finish off the card, stamp the sentiment, die cut the flowers and attach the various layers on the Whisper White card base.
If you are looking for landscapes to inspire you, HERE, is oldie.
Create your own landscape using the Watercolor Technique.
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