Monday, October 10, 2016

Watercolor flowers

Welcome!  It's my day to post a Project Of The Week for The House That Stamps Built. Today  I'm going to show you how to create a watercolor look (actually a couple different ways) with your RI stamps.  Here are the basic supplies you will need:
 -Watercolor paper
-stamps (I used Flower Power Backgrounds and Borders "Leaf Cluster Outline", "Flower Cluster Outline", "Flower Cluster Detail", Flower Cluster Solid" and "Birthday"
-water based inks and/or markers
-water spritzer
-an aqua blender pen (or a fine water color brush or an aqua painter)

First I made the background.  With the solid stamp, I inked it up and then spritzed it with water before I stamped it on the paper.  You can see that this technique brings more bleeding of the color.  For the outline flowers, I inked it up and stamped like normal, then I used my aqua blender pen to pull the color into the flower petals.  It gives a more colored look.  For the leaves, I achieved the soft water colored look by inking the stamp and stamping it like normal, then I used the aqua blender pen to trace along the stamped lines; it really softened everything out.
 I really like the look of the leaves, so I used that technique for my entire focal image.  I stamped the detail stamp and then used the blender pen to soften out the lines and bring color into the petals.  Then I used my a green marker to draw in the stems and used the blender pen to soften them out as well.  I finished it out by inking up only one of the leaves and stamping it once on each side and then softened with the blender pen.
 And here is the picture of the final result:
Thanks for stopping by!

Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; PTI "Filigree Border"

Brown Sugar #219--think pink
Cute Card Thursday #446--anything goes
DRS Designs #247--stamp your own background
Crafty Gals #92--Punches/die cuts
Penny's Challenge #298--anything goes
Fab N Funky Challenge #321--include the word happy
Crafter's Cafe #158--use lots of pink
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Unicorn Challenge #14--pretty pinks or halloween
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with a handmade bow
Aud Sentiments #165--anything goes
YNS #49--sketch
Cut It Up #106--pink or breast cancer awareness
Alphabet Challenge--P if for Pretty in Pink


Robin said...

Such a pretty card! Hugs, Robin

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

This is so lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your process - I learned a thing or two.

Thanks also for joining us for our Pink or BCA challenge at Cut it Up!


Pam said...

Very nice tutorial. I will have to try this technique. Love the pink and green combo. This card is simply lovely. A very sweet design. Thank you so much for joining our Birthday Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!
:) Pam

Kathy S said...

Never thought to do this but it's really pretty - thanks Heather.

Helen said...

Great card - such a pretty design.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Jean said...

Such a brilliant technique, loving your card.
Thanks for joining us over at Penny's for our Anything Goes Challenge. Hope to see you again.
Good luck.
Jean Design Team xx

Katrina Brown said...

Such a great technique on this card! That floral die cut is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up!

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful card!!!
Love your floral background and pretty design!!!
THANK YOU for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner and for sharing your tutorial too :)

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

Cazro said...

I really love this card, so simple for beginners and yet still interesting for experienced crafters. Well done. Thanks for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT.

nwilliams6 said...

Totally adorable card! Love your technique and all your cute flowers. Fun and fresh! Thanks for playing with us in the DRS Designs Challenge, Heather!!!

Stampsnob. said...

Soft and fresh so pretty TFS Unicorn Ch ,,,,Lis

Rebecca said...

Fabulous! I love the bright, fresh colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.