Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Magenta Watercolour Cards

Today, I am sharing these two cards over on the Magenta blog that were created using watercolour techniques.

For the first card, I used two colours of distress ink to load the Doodle Flower stamp.  A few spritzes of water onto the stamp prior to stamping onto the watercolour paper and then a quick spreading of the ink from the edges to the centres using a water brush. It creates a softer image that actually looks hand painted.

For the background, I stamped onto a craft sheet (you can use any non-porous surface) with a distress ink pad and then using a water brush, I painted; filling in my precut piece of watercolour paper around the flower image.  After it dried, I placed the stamp backing paper over my flower image as a mask and splattered water on the background.  The distress ink reacts with the water and creates a cool mottled effect.

I mounted my piece onto my card base.  Then, I stamped the Think Happy Thoughts onto white cardstock, cut the sentiment into two sections, and popped them up on the card.

For the next card, I used a similar stamping technique by loading my stamp with distress ink and spritzing it with water prior to stamping. 

The difference was that I only loaded parts of the Tranquil Buds stamp so that I could create my garden around my fence.  The fence is an embossed diecut, painted with watercolour paints, and then I used masking fluid over it to be able to stamp my scene and have it appear behind.  

Using the same stamp off onto a non-porous surface technique mentioned above, I coloured using my water brush to fill in the base of my garden and create grass.  I then used yellow watercolour paint to fill in sections of the stamped image.  After adhering it to my card base, I stamped the... oh so pretty... "Thanks for Everything you do" sentiment stamp, and added a few flower sequins.



Bente Fagerberg said...

Love the effect you achieve by spritzing the images with water. Looks very cool. Love the cards!

Helen Tilbury said...

Lovely effect - they look super!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous cards! :)