As promised, I have part 2 of the Distress Ink Watercolor videos to share with you today. In this video, I'll show you how to use your stamps and DIY carbon paper to create guides that you can use to create gorgeous watercolor paintings. And just like before, this technique uses supplies that you most likely already have on hand.
In the video, I take you step-by-step through painting this image:
The video is a little on the long side. But I hope you don't mind. Again, I tried to include all of the steps and provide as much information as possible. Hopefully this will help you be on your way to creating you own little masterpieces! Enjoy!
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This is such a useful technique. And in the video, I also show you some other ways to utilize the DIY carbon paper into your cards. Why not sketch out your own designs?
Now, I know what you're thinking, that's a lot of work for a card! Well why not sign your painting and adhere the sentiment and painting to your card base with removable adhesive? Then your recipient can easily remove the painting and frame it. A gift and card all in one!
Hand lettering has had a resurgence in popularity lately. I'm not
brave talented enough to just go to town and create gorgeous hand lettered sentiments on a whim. But, with an eraser and some vellum, I can get it right...eventually. This way I can take my time and create a template to use again and again without ruining my final project! For this card I traced over the sentiment with a Versamark Pen and then embossed it before adding my watercolored background.
Hopefully this gives you some ideas on how to personalize your cards and have some fun in the process! Thanks so much for stopping by!