Monday, June 08, 2015

Watercolor Blog Hop

I am excited to be sharing a creation for the Watercolor Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh.

There are so many possibilities for creating watercolor effects in papercrafting right now. I have done several cards and am sharing three blog posts showcasing my favorite way to create a watercolor look using inks and paints.
This card uses stamp sets from W plus 9.
I stamped the images using Archival ink in black and let them dry.
I used Coptic inks to color in the flowers and butterfly.
The soft watercolor background is using diluted distress ink mixed with some wink of Stella and a pearly watercolor set by Yasutomo.
Here is another card I created using the same technique except I used the black filled Wink of Stella in the center of the flower... Really gives it a more natural shimmer layered over the Distress Inks. I stamped a simple sentiment and layered it on frosted vellum.
Stamps are from Altenew. Sentiment is Papertrey Ink 

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Kathy said...

Both cards are beautiful! I like the wonderful, strong contrast the black gives to the watercolors!

jenn shurkus said...

gorgeous! i have been appreciating good ol black cardstock again :) really lets the card elements pop!

Fifi said...

Lovely cards, great use of black

Elizabeth S. said...

Beautiful card and love the design and watercoloring!

D.Ann C said...

Like these even more!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are so pretty!