Four Watercolor Projects
I decided to try some water coloring with the Mountain Air, Snow Front, Waterfront Stamp Sets, and Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.
I cut the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper at 3-1/2″ X 5″ for all four (4) of my projects. I stamped the mountains using the Mountain Air Stamp Set with some Smoky Slate Classic Ink using the first, second, and third-generation techniques. The trees were stamped with Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Classic Ink. I used the New Water Painters to add some Balmy Blue Classic Ink (water) in between the trees, being careful not to get to close to the trees and drag the colors together. I did the same thing for the sky, ensuring not to completely cover it blue by leaving some white spots. Lastly, I stamped the birds with some Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
I mounted my stamped image onto a 3-3/4″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock with my New Stampin’ Seal+ Adhesive. I added my layered pieces onto an 8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Very Versailles Stamp Set with some Cinnamon Cider Classic Ink on a 5/8″ X 3-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and added it to my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a 4″ X 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock on the inside and added some trees to the bottom right corner.
As I mentioned all of my card projects use the exact same layout, so all of the layered measurements are the same, except for the different colors of cardstocks I used. This project has an 8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ Mango Melody Cardstock base, a Night of Navy layer, then my stamped Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. I started this project by stamping my mountains using the Snow Front Stamp Set, some Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede Classic Ink. I sponged the grassy area with some Mossy Meadow and Old Olive Classic Inks. I used one of the images from the Snow Front Stamp Set to add a darker line between the mountains and where my grass begins for a little dimension. I sponged some Mango Melody Ink with my Sponge Daubers right behind the mountains with a very light touch. I added some Balmy Blue Classic Ink with my Sponge Dauber above the Mango Melody Ink then some Night of Navy Classic Ink over the top of my card. I used the medium-sized Water Painter over the entire piece blending different areas of my project ever so slightly.
I stamped the cute little dear with some Soft Suede Classic Ink. I also stamped the sentiment from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set with Soft Suede Classic Ink on a 7/8″ X 2-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock and mounted it on my project using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a 4″ X 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock on the inside and added some additional stamped deers on the bottom right side.
This project uses the exact same measurements as the other two I previously shared, except for the Thick Whisper White Cardstock base, which I cut at 4-1/4″ X 11″, scored at 5-1/2″. I used Balmy Blue Cardstock underneath my Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. For this project, I started by stamping my trees using the Waterfront Stamp Set and some Old Olive, and Mossy Meadow Classic Inks. I didn’t add the center trees, as I wanted to create a large sun setting behind the trees first, so I used my Daffodil Delight Classic Ink and a Sponge Dauber. I used Mango Melody Classic Ink and added the darker color to better define my large sun. I waited for the sun’s image to dry completely before I started stamping more trees.
I used the medium Water Painter and some Balmy Blue Classic Ink to color my sky on top and water on the bottom of my card. I made sure the center area of my water was just very lightly colored with blue ink. I let that layer dry and then used my Daffodil Delight Classic Ink to add the reflection of the sun on the center of the water. I stamped my birds using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I inked up the tree images again and stamped off twice before adding them to the water. The birthday sentiment is from the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set, stamped with Old Olive Classic Ink on a 1/2″ X 2-1/2″ Whisper White Cardstock, then added it to my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The last and final project uses a card base cut at 8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4″. The used Basic Black Cardstock for my layer underneath my watercolored image. I stamped the mountains from the Waterfront Stamp Set with some Soft Suede Classic Ink using the first through third generation stamping. My trees are stamped with Mossy Meadow Classic Ink. The water is stamped using Balmy Blue Classic Ink. The sun is stamped with Daffodil Delight Classic Ink. Using the Medium Water Painter brush, I ensured it was just slightly damp when I began going over each of my stamped images, ensuring I completely cleaned off the brush on a piece of paper towel before moving on to my next image/color. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the watercolor paper with some Soft Suede ink.
Thank you for visiting with me today, I hope I have inspired you to go create something beautiful and send it on its way.
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