Browsing around YouTube one day, I came across this watercolour-stamped card and was inspired to create my own version. I do have the set Dawn uses for her card, but I like to avoid duplicating other people’s cards too closely, so I went hunting for some other solid stamps in my collection and found some butterflies…
The technique is really pretty straightforward — stamp with wet Distress ink and refine with a brush to create a loose watercolour look, then draw sketchy outlines once it’s dry — unless of course you are a bit of a perfectionist and control freak in which case the words loose and sketchy can make you break out in a sweat. But… if there’s one thing that making cards has taught me it is that not everything has to be perfect and precise and, in fact, it’s often better if it isn’t.
These balloons from Dawn Woleslagle.
Hero Arts – colour layering butterflies
Zebra – fude brush pen – medium
- Distress ink pads:
abandoned coral, candied apple, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, wilted violet, dusty concord, hickory smoke
- embossing powder:
Wow! – super fine – bright white
Papermania – adhesive stones – capsule monochrome
- paper and card:
Canson Montval watercolour paper
Papermill Direct – plain – dark violet
Another catch-up post. This card was created on 1st April 2016.