Saturday, June 8, 2013

Aged Poppy

This image is from the hostess set Simply Sketched. 
I love the simple outline images.  It is so easy to watercolor with them.
I stamped the inked image onto the wet watercolor paper so the image would blur
(I used Gumball Green and Calypso Coral).  Blotted the watercolor paper, dried it with the heat gun, carefully!  Then restamped the image for the crisp lines, and did some "painting" in of the image using an Aquapainter. 
After it was totally dried I colored over the pistils with  the black marker.  The edges of the flower were lightly highlighted with Tangerine Tango.  I stamped over the flower with the Dictionary BG stamp in Crumb Cake. You can get that stamp in clear mount! 
The Crumb Cake layer is embossed with the Honeycomb embossing folder.  The edges are sponged and torn for an aged look.  To unravel the ribbon you need to cut away the edges so the threads can be pulled.
You can get this set with $10 hostess credit for clear mount
or $14 hostess credit for wood mount, with a minimum order of $150. 
Call me to set a date, gather a few friends together, we'll have a private class
and you can all make this card!
Happy stamping!


Anonymous said...

Oh wow, this is amazing! I love how you pared the flower with that honeycomb EF! Such a bright pop of color. I have never tried watercoloring with wet paper first let alone then drying it and restamping. Then, highlighting to boot! Gorgeous! Love the sponged and torn part too.

Chris R. from Iowa

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