Wednesday, August 10, 2016
More Thoughtful Branches ~ Watercolored
I used Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Delightful Dijon on the leaves, and Soft Suede on the tree trunk. To start the card I washed some Soft Sky across the top 3/4ths of the watercolor paper base, and Old Olive off the bottom. I then stamped the leaves and the tree branch onto a separate piece of watercolor paper. I used markers to add the color to the leaves. Once I stamped the images I spritzed them with water to make the colors bleed. I then used the dies to cut out the pieces.
I love that this set makes all occasion cards, including Christmas! For this card I stamped the pine needles in Garden Green onto the Shimmery White card stock. Shimmer White card stock is heavy enough to handle watercolor techniques, and it has a really pretty shimmer to the paper. I then used my Aqua Painter to wash over the pine needles. Once dry I stamped over the pine needles with the branches in Early Espresso.