I personally find die-cutting to be a relaxing activity that always yields beautiful results. To take it up a notch, I enjoy using watercoloured cardstock for my die cuts. I’m excited to be participating in a blog hop to celebrate the new Out Of This World release, so make sure to check out all the details at the bottom of this post.
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die cut beautiful watercoloured flowers
I began by attaching multiple watercolour pieces to a board and started painting, focusing on the hues and values. I used green, yellow, brown, and off-white. This technique doesn’t require any pressure to produce a great result. Your watercolour skills don’t have to be exceptional because the paint itself will create small, artful pieces that are ready to be cut. I personally used watercolours to paint my panels, but other options such as Tim Holtz watercolour pencils or Tim Holtz Distress Inks would work equally well. I finished off with a light splatter of white gouache.
I added foam tape to each layer of the flowers and then more foam tape to a background panel. To create texture, I had applied a layer of gesso to the panel and then added a light watercolour layer. I finished it off with a stitched border. Unfortunately, the photos don’t do it justice, but in person, it adds that extra touch.
Take a closer look at the intricate details on the dies, including the veins on the petals and leaves and the tiny semi-circles that depict the sunflower seeds. To emphasise these features, I applied a few droplets of Glossy Accents.
As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Out Of This World release from Simon Says Stamp. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Jennifer’s blog, but if not, Simon’s blog is an excellent place to start. As with all good hops, there are giveaways.
- Simon is giving away a $25 coupon from comments left on each hop stop. Winners will be announced on the Simon blog on Wednesday, 28 June.
Now it is time to hop on over to Barbara’s blog. Here’s the complete hop list to keep you on track.
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