Sunday, October 22, 2017

Watercolor Beautiful Friend

I love watercoloring images. I'm not an artist, but I think watercoloring is very forgiving, especially when you emboss an outline image. Although you can use any watercolor paints you have on hand, I have two sets that I usually go to when watercoloring: the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Set and the Sakura Koi Watercolor Sketch Box. The Kuretake is my favorite with 36 bright opaque, creamy colors.  The Sakura has 24 colors that are very pigmented and comes with a watercolor brush and a great mixing tray to extend the set.

Here's the card I made today:





I used the Clearly Besotted Beautiful Friend stamp set and Versamark Ink to stamp the two flower images on watercolor paper.  I embossed it with Wow White Pearl Embossing Powder and watercolored the images. When you emboss the images, you can contain the watercolor paint inside the image and not worry about it bleeding out of the lines. This makes it much easier for novices like myself. After the watercolor images dry,  I blended the white spaces around the images with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from Beautiful Butterflies stamp set. I layered it on top of Autumn Rose cardstock then placed it on a White cardstock base.

Thanks for stopping by today!
-Hlee

Card Supplies:
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Set
Sakura Koi Watercolor Sketch Box
Clearly Besotted Beautiful Friend
Wow White Pearl
Tumbled Glass
Beautiful Butterflies stamp set
Autumn Rose cardstock
White cardstock





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