We have been enjoying a nightly shower here for several days. So I thought I would share some cards that I created with watercoloring.
The base is Dapper Denim and the mats are Crumb Cake. The image is Whisper White and DSP finishes the card. The "Just Because" is a die that I have had in my stash for a long time. You could stamp your sentiment on the DSP.
The images are from In the Meadow. Stamp the trees, coloring the image with Crumb Cake and Old Olive markers, then use the aqua brush to fill it in. If the ink dries too quickly, just pick some up on the brush and fill in. Next stamp the dear with the Crumb Cake and color in again with the brush, just pulling the color in from the outline. The deer are not completely colored in. Cut a mask for the trees and the deer and position them over the images. Stamp the mountains with Dapper Denim and repeat the coloring process.
Remove the masks. Picking up a little Crumb Cake on the brush, streak color across the card from the bottom of the mountains to the bottom of the card. Do the same above the mountains with Daffodil Delight just above them and Soft Sky above that to the top. The yellow is a bit more saturated in color than the blue.
Stamp the grass randomly at the bottom of the trees and deer, in Old Olive and brush lightly after each stamping. You could stamp a few of the floral stamp in the set to add a splash of color.
Let this dry completely before adding to your card.
Just remember to not over saturate the images with water, or you will make the colors muddy. Less is more! You can always add a bit more color if needed.
Here are two more samples, using watercolor as the back ground.
Pull out a piece of window sheet, or a piece of plastic. Add a single drop of reinker from two or three colors, then spray a mist of water over the inks. Our spritzers work great for this. Again, not too much. You want the colors to blend not mix. Then lie your cardstock on top, lightly pressing so that it can absorb. Pull away slowly and allow to dry. Stamp your images and build your card. I used Basic Black.
You can also spritz the water on your plastic pallet, then add reinker drops. Give both ways a try and decide which works best for you.
These all take a little extra time, but I think you will find them to be worth it.
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!