Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Easy watercolor tulips

Over the last few months I've been trying different watercolor techniques (some with more success than others). One experiment resulted in these clean and simple love cards:

Clean and simple cards featuring watercolor tulips from the set Awash with Flowers.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Awash with Flowers, Wonderful Words
Paper: Watercolor paper; Watermelon Wonder, Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black card stock
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Aqua Painter, gold sequin trim, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Glue Dots

For each card I inked the tulip image and then stamped it twice on a piece of watercolor paper. But because watercolor paper is textured, the solid image didn't stamp very evenly. To smooth out the color, I lightly "painted" over the images with water using an Aqua Painter brush. I love the soft look it created, so I followed the same steps to add the stems.

To keep the flowers the focal point, I stamped a script-style "love" sentiment across the bottom, rounded the top right corner of the watercolor paper, matted it with Basic Black card stock and added a few sequins. Then I adhered the whole panel to a card base of the same color as the tulips.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Pretty colours and reminds me that (for me here in NZ) summer IS coming!
    Thank you for sharing:-)
    Sunshine,, New Zealand