My cards today use Lisa Johnson's new Grand Peaceful Wildflowers. This set is the "big sister" to the previously-released Peaceful Wildflowers, and SIZE MATTERS. I am LOVING the new GRAND size of these flowers. They are so gorgeous!
I skipped the "normal" paper and ink routine and incorporated two different styles of watercolor for my cards today.
To achieve this look:
- ink up the stamp carefully using one color for the stem and leaves and another for the flower head
- Mist watercolor paper (90 lb, Canson brand) lightly with water and blot with a paper towel to remove standing water (too much water is not a good thing)
- stamp flower (if ink starts to run too much, quickly blot with a paper towel)
- stamp additional flowers in desired formation (ink every time you stamp, rewet paper if needed)
- when paper dries a little (you can speed it along with a heat tool) stamp additional foliage as filler after stamping off so the ink is subdued
- use air art tool from SU to splatter dye ink from markers onto watercolor paper (I used a light yellow and hot pink)
The sentiment was stamped on a die-cut using Brilliance Graphite Black Ink.
I sewed around the perimeter of the watercolor paper and roughed up the edges with my fingers.
Guided Freehand Watercolor
To achieve this look:
- carefully ink up stamp using a green for the stem and leaves and another color for the flower head
- huff on stamp (breathe hot air on it) and stamp onto Smooth White Card Stock
- squish the ink pad color you used onto a smooth surface (to transfer some ink), grab a small cup of water and thin paintbrush
- wet paintbrush lightly and pick up ink, go over the stamped lines on the entire image, in the same color
This technique will give your stamped flowers a hand-painted look. If you go out of the lines a little, don't worry, just smooth it out and keep going. I love the velvety texture on the red flower!
I stamped the Typewriter Text Background over the flowers in Natural ink that was stamped off before I watercolored them. Each flower was stamped on a Pierced Rectangle.
The background panel was stamped with the Woodgrain Background in Versamark and embossed in white. I sponged all the edges of the card stock layers with Natural ink.
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