When I saw this beautiful Pinecone Background I knew I wanted to paint it, but then I saw the fabulous creation Shari Carrol made with it. Did you see it – stunning! You can find it here. So clear and crisp, I wanted to use this set in a different way to Shari and plumped on only partially stamping the image and going for a very soft loose look. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
LOOSELY WATERCOLOURED PINECONES
I actually started this card with the background, blending Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink around the edges of a piece of watercolour card with a Blending Brush and then also squidging some of the ink on my palette and picking it up with a wet brush. I love how when you do this the colours in the ink separate to some extent giving hazy blues and muted greens.
I veered away from being too detailed with the pinecones and mainly used three shades of brown with some white highlights dotted in the right areas.
For the sentiment, I watercoloured a scrap of Hot-Pressed watercolour card (smooth for a good stamped impression) and stamped a greeting from the Holiday Greetings Mix 1 set in clear embossing ink and then white heat embossed before trimming out and adding to the panel with foam adhesive. I roughed up the edges of the panel with the crook of a pair of scissors and then foam mounted it onto a Fog card base.
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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