I’ve meant to paint this lovely stamp for a while and finally found the time. I painted a similar card here and enjoyed painting that one so thought I’d give it another go – why try and reinvent the wheel and all that. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
WORLD IN WATERCOLOUR
- Simon Says Stamp World Of Love
- Simon Says Stamp Just Because Word Mix 2
- Watercolours – I used Daniel Smith paints
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Choose your colour palette and mix puddles of paint ready to dip your brush into.
- Stamp the Simon Says Stamp World Of Love set in a light water-reactive ink such as Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink on a watercolour card.
- Paint over the stamped design with watercolour—aim for variation in colour, and also deeper shades and highlights.
- Trim the watercoloured panel and foam mount to a Neenah Desert Storm card base.
- Add a strip of gold mirror card down one side and also tie with twine.
- Stamp a greeting from the Just Because Word Mix 2 set in Versamark ink and heat emboss with Antique Gold embossing powder.
- Die-cut the greeting with the matching Word Mix 2 dies and foam mount over the twine and gold strip.
- Accent with Copper Penny Nuvo droplets.
It may not look it, but this is such an easy watercolour card to make! The stamped image gives you the area to colour, and the watercolour just does it’s thing and creates these beautiful blends. While an area of watercolour is still wet, try adding a droplet of clean, clear water and watch as the water pushes the colour outwards from the centre of the droplet, creating a paler, highlight. Equally, try dropping in a more concentrated paint mix to give a deeper, more vibrant area too.
I applied the same watercolour technique to these blocks of colour. The exception was that these blocks were painted freehand without a stamped area to follow. However, I used the same wet-in-wet techniques of adding concentrated paint to some areas and drops of water to others. You can find the original post here.
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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
This is a beautiful card with an instant uplifting feeling! The color palette works so well. What Daniel Smith colors did you use?
Thanks, Deb! From memory, I used Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre and for greens Perylene and Cascade Green :D
AMAZING coloring!! So vibrant.
Love the rich colors you chose. Very organic that gives a warmness to your project. I really envy that you can let the colors, water and paper just do “their thing”. LOVE IT!
Gorgeous like always!
Absolutely gorgeous card
Stunning, Debby. A class of their own, love them.
You are so incredible with color. I love this and when the stamp came out I went – what on EARTH would you do with this? Well, you showed me. It’s brilliant.