Monday, May 27, 2013
Watercolor Peony Sympathy
Watercolor pencils, a water brush and bristol paper make for a beautiful floral sympathy card. Stamp the peony from pretty peonies with staz-on black ink on bristol vellum smooth paper. It's a beautiful smooth surface that has a little extra weight for doing a water technique. I used a watercolor pencil to lay some color down at the folds of the flower. I recommend putting the color on pretty thick as it will wash away as you work with the water brush. Plus, you want to pull the color from the fold to the rest of the petals to create the shades and shadows. Once the flower is dry, cut it out and place on the card. The heat tool can be used to speed up the process. The harlequin background makes a wonderful background element when stamped in mushroom ink at an angle across the corner of the apple cardstock card base. Mushroom (formerly titian) leaves cut with the oval die are placed under the flower which is popped up on the card base.
Isn't mushroom and apple great together? Mushroom and Berry looks great too!
The fonts on the stamp set This Too Shall Pass are just beautiful and the mushroom ink handles them beautifully, don't you think?
I've made variations on this - some with glitter in the middle of the flower, some with other colors. It's beautiful no matter how you make it.
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Have a wonderfully creative day!!
Posted by Seleise Barrett at 3:20 PM