The color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary challenge blog uses two of the new In Colors and a neutral. Here are the colors.
Watercolor washes are so popular right now so I decided to do some watercoloring with my card using a watercolor brush and ink refills. Water Color paper is very important for this technique.First I stamped the flower from Bloom with Hope stamp set with Black Stazon. Then I added water to the center only and added some Hello Honey ink. I let it dry and added more to make it darker in spots. Once that dried I wet the petals with water, leaving parts of the petals dry. That is the white part. Then I added my Blackberry Bliss ink. Once it dried wet the area surrounding the flower and added Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Sahara Sand and allowed the colors to bleed. I love how the Blackberry Bliss ink and Hello Honey ink bled together to create a coral color. This dried thoroughly before the next step.
For the butterfly, I created a stencil by punching a butterfly in some whisper white card stock. I discarded the punched butterfly and used the negative space as my stencil. I held it firmly to the watercolor paper and with a wet paintbrush I added color. Once it dried (you can use a heat tool), I stamped the butterfly outline from Papillon Potpourri right over the watercolored silhouette. I made a smaller butterfly on a scrap piece of watercolor paper and punched it out.
My final steps were to add a watercolor wash around the rest of the watercolor paper, add some sahara sand ink around the butterfly, and add some white to the butterfly and flower with my Chalk Pen.
A lot of steps I know but a very satisfying process! I didn't add a sentiment on purpose. That way I could use my card for any occasion. I didn't even add any embellishments. I wanted the rich colors to stand on their own.
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Bloom with Hope, Papillon Potpourri
Paper: Watercolor paper, Moonlight paper stack
Card Stock: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White (for stencil)
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand, Black Stazon
Other: Watercolor brush (retired), Chalk Pen, Small Butterfly Punch
To see what the others on the Design Team created, go to Create with Connie and Mary SUO challenge blog. Hope you will play along too!
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