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I have a set of 3 cards and 2 videos to share today. We’re going to be stamping with water, making watercolor wash backgrounds, and stamping & coloring pattern paper.
I’m featuring A Study in Watercolor, Weekend Doodles, Geometric Landscape, and Fancy Hello Die today so let’s get started!
A Study in Watercolor Stamp Set
A study in watercolor is a silhouette stamp set which you can pair with your favorite coloring medium and techniques. Today, I’m stamping with water and watercolor brush markers.
Watercolor Wash Background Panels
Let’s start with some watercolor backgrounds. I made 3 panels and will share the, orange panel, in the Watercolor Doodles card video.
To create the panels I covered the watercolor paper with clean water and dropped in pigment from Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Tropical Fiesta set.
Blue Green Panel: Desert Night, Lime, & Turquoise
Pink & Gray Panel: Lava Rock & Purple Wine
While the panels were drying I created the flowers. Be sure to check out the video to see the process of stamping in water & watercolor in action.
Stamping with Water & Watercolor Brush Markers
This technique can be done with a MISTI or stamp blocks and both techniques are shown in the video.
Start by wetting the stamp with a brush saturated with clean clear water. Stamp the water onto the paper once or twice. This will wet the paper setting the stage for a wet on wet technique. The pigment that we add next will only travel in the wet area which will confine the pigment to the water stamped area.
Then, take your Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers directly to the stamp. Paint on small areas of color, such as small strokes of green on the leaves and stamp. As you can see above, the green travels within the wet area. This will create beautiful color mixing as additional layers of colors are added.
Continue adding colors until you reach the desired color saturation and depth. Die cut or fussy cut the images once they are dry.
- Trim the watercolor wash panel to A2 size
- Arrange the flowers and pop up with dimensional adhesive
- Cut 2 Fancy Hello Die cuts (1 glitter and 1 white)
- Offset the Fancy Hello’s and glue together to create a white shadow
- Pop up Fancy Hello Die Cut
Weekend Doodles & Geometric Landscape Stamp Sets
This card is definitely the highlight of the Altenew Autumn Blaze phase I’m in at the moment! I love my Sea Shores, but it’s nice to take a detour from time to time.
All the details to make the highly pigmented watercolor wash background & floral elements are in the video below.
Once the watercolor panel was dry, I loaded it up in my MISTI and stamped the Geometric Landscape Stamp with Altenew Permanent Black Ink.
Stamping Pattern Paper
Originally, I stamped the Weekend Doodles images on white cardstock, however, it seemed a bit boring and unfinished. So, I switched gears and stamped the images on a piece of yellow and orange pattern paper from the Enchanting Washes Paper Pack.
I aligned a couple of the flower centers with the orange dots on the paper and stamped in Permanent Black ink. In order to prevent smearing, I clear heat embossed them. Do this at your own discretion, as I’ve heard using alcohol markers on embossed images can ruin your nibs. I did not see an impact on my nibs.
Coloring Pattern Paper
The pattern paper is a bit glossy which makes blending alcohol markers a dream! The ink doesn’t absorb into the paper as quickly so you don’t need to lay down as much ink for good blends. I used the following Altenew Artist Markers:
Leaves: Evergreen G554, Forest Glades G715, & Frayed Leaf G702 (Set A)
Yellow Flowers: Mango Smoothie Y204 (Set C)Y
Pink & Yellow Flowers: Cotton Candy R403 & Blush R400 (Set C)
Orange Shadow: Autumn Blaze Y608 (Set E)
- Pop up the watercolor panel and adhere to A2 sized white cardstock
- Fussy cut floral images & pop them up on the watercolor panel
- Stamp & clear heat emboss a sentiment from Circle Sentiments Stamp Set
- Add Glossy Accents to the center of yellow flowers
I hope you all enjoyed these cards and techniques today and feel inspired to give them a try! As always links to supplies and giveaway information is below. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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