Welcome, friends! I hope you are enjoying hopping along with us today to celebrate this new TONIC STAMP RELEASE! I absolutely loved these florals and knew right away that I wanted to watercolor them. I am not an expert at watercolor by any means, but I still find it relaxing and enjoyable.
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Stamp and Emboss
I began my card by stamping the florals and embossing them in some gold embossing powder. I used Arches hot pressed watercolor paper to do this on since I knew I would color the images with my watercolors.
After my images were stamped onto my paper, I prepped my Altenew Watercolors by adding some water to the colors I would use to get them moving a bit. I used my watercolor brushes to drop color onto my card front.
Add Color in Layers
Since watercolor is transparent, you can add a light application of color first, and then go back after it has dried to add another layer of color over. I did this several times with different shades to build up some shadows and light spots. Like I mentioned, Im no expert, but I have fun with this medium!
Change Up Your Color Scheme
I loved how my first card turned out, so I decided to create another. This time, I went for darker colors for a more moody feeling card.
I used black for the negative spaces, and then some warmer yellows and reds for the flowers. I also stamped some of the smaller flower images to the corners to fill in more of that negative space and cover more of the card front.
Add a Glitter Sentiment
To finish my cards, I added some die cut sentiments cut out of some of Tonic’s glitter cardstock. I cut the word twice, and offset the back die cut to look like a shadow.
After that, all you need to do is mount your watercolor panels onto a card base and that finishes the card! I think I ended up liking the darker card just a bit more- that black background really makes a statement!
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Marie Heiderscheit <—- YOU ARE HERE