I wanted to do some watercolour, but I needed a completed project to share for today’s post. Since I prefer to take my time with a full watercolour project, I settled for doing this ‘faux’ watercolour card. I used the Penny Black Homeward stamp for it’s gorgeous large tree and landscape.
I’ve done this image with markers and heat embossing, before. You can see it in THIS post. Today, I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers with a water mister.
I like the soft, almost misty feeling of the image.
Start with a panel of watercolour paper, set in your MISTI or other stamp platform. Place the stamp where you want the image to be, and then pick it up with the MISTI lid. First apply the light and dark green Zig markers to the leaf area of the tree, and then lightly spray with water from a Mini Mister. Immediately press the image onto the watercolour panel. Repeat this step with each colour, for each area of the image. The colours I chose to use are 043 Olive Green, 041 Light Green, 062 Dark Brown, 072 Beige, and 070 Orange. All of the colours are applied to the stamp, misted, and then stamped onto the panel. The exception is the orange. For that, first apply a light line of water above the horizon line, using a water brush. Next, apply the orange marker, and then immediately blend it out, with the water brush. Repeat this step, this time with the Olive Green, under the horizon line on the right side of the image.
When you’re happy with your image, clean & remove the Homeward stamp. Now, set up the Picket Fence Studios A Paper Hug stamp in your MISTI, lining it up in the upper left corner. Stamp in a dark blue ink; you’ll need to ink & stamp several times, due to the texture of the paper.
Attach your finished card front to a blue card base. This is a nice, simple but pretty card you could make multiples of, to send out to friends you’re missing right now!
You could change up the colours used for the tree, perhaps to add some blossoms. Or as I did in the earlier post, create a fall theme, and colour the entire background. Now is a great time to be mailing cards to family & friends that we can’t yet visit. Or just send them off as a ‘just because’ – just because you can!
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