I have a surprise for you today! Simon Says Stamp has a fun Cyber Week planned and kicking off the fun is a new set of the ever popular Suzy’s Watercolour Prints. This set of 12 cards is filled with fun Holiday images printed on watercolour card. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
The prints are great for quick and easy cards as all the stamping and designing has been done for you. All that’s left to do is to pick your favourite method of colouring. The designs are printed on watercolour card, but I’ve seen people use other media such as Copics, pencils etc.
I bet it’s no surprise that I chose to reach for a watercolour medium … however, not my usual paint palette. Instead, I decided to use Distress Inks. Firstly, I covered the candlelit lamp image with Windsor & Newton masking fluid.
When the masking fluid was dry, I started blending Squeezed Lemonade around the lamp. I then worked my way outwards with Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I sprinkled water droplets on the ink blending and lifted some of the colour with a tissue.
I made sure the card was dry by hitting it with my heat tool and then gently rubbed away the masking fluid. I painted the image with Distress Inks; rubbing them on my craft mat and picking up the colour with a damp brush to paint. The colours I used were Spiced Marmalade, Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves and Peacock Feathers. I have a fair number of the Distress Ink minis and keep them in their storage containers. I find them useful for so many different techniques.
I added Glossy Accents to the holly berries,
And Diamond Stickles to the candle flame.
Finally, I splatted white gouache over the whole card. I then trimmed the panel down slightly and mounted it on a Desert Storm card base and accented with a trio of gold sequins.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D
Absolutely gorgeous! Just one question – when you blended the Distress Inks over the masking, did the rubbing/circular motions of the blending start to lift the dried masking fluid. I’ve often wondered this & didn’t know how to avoid lifting the mask. Is it easier to use blending brushes (Clarity or Tonic) than to use blending tools? Or doesn’t it matter? I’ve done some experimenting & it seems fine, but I am still afraid to do it over a large surface area. Please help. Thanks!
Hi Enna. I did wonder myself if that would happen but I’m delighted to say it didn’t at all. I started out blending gently and when the mask stayed in place was quiet firm with my blending and it was all good
Wow Debby, his is gorgeous! I love Suzy’s prints, they are amazing and fabulous for colouring on the go.
Absolutely gorgeous coloring~
This is just gorgeous! The colors are so brillant and bright just like the Holiday!