Friday, April 21, 2017

No-Line Watercoloring Modern Petunias with Dawn

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share a couple of cards with you featuring our Modern Petunias stamps and dies. This set was definitely one of my favorites from our last release. It is so much fun to watercolor! Whether you are going for more detailed realistic watercoloring or a washy loose look, the images are perfect.

For my cards, I just stamped a bunch of the images from the set onto Fabriano Artistico hot pressed watercolor paper using Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink and started painting.

I used traditional watercolors as they are what I am most comfortable with, but you could also achieve similar looks with other watercolor mediums you may have on hand. I used the same technique as I shared in a video in this post using the Kind Soul stamp set.

Once I had all of my elements painted and they were dry, I die cut them and arranged them with a banner die cut using the Bold Banner Die.

I still had a bunch of flowers left over, so I decided to create another card.

This time I decided to create a wreath to encase my greeting.

I masked off the word "friend" in my sentiment from Kind Soul before stamping. Then I filled in the rest of the sentiment using the Simon Says Stamp Pained Friend Die that I heat embossed in gold. I stacked a few of the die cuts on top of each other to give it a little heft and dimension.

And, you know I love me some florals and I used the Simon Says Stamp Wide Stripes Background cling stamp to add some bold black stripes in the background.

Speaking of Simon Says Stamp, I am super excited to be getting ready to head out to teach watercolor stamping at Simon Says Create!

Although the class portion is sold out, did you know that there will also be a Pop-Up Shop as well? Yep that means you can still participate in some of the fun. In addition to the store, there are 24 sponsors participating in CREATE IT, TAKE IT activities and Tim Holtz will be doing live demos! If you are in the area, or would like to know more, you can find additional information here. I hope to see you there!

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  1. Wow, Dawn, these are both gorgeous! You sure do watercolor so beautifully and make stunning cards! Thanks always for the wonderful inspiration and such gorgeous sets! I have both of these! Hugs!

  2. Stunning cards Dawn. The Modern Petunia set is just lovely and you have definitely shown it off to its fullest. A job well done on both cards.

  3. Beautiful cards. Have been wanting to try this technique, but am so intimidated. Just got my set today.

  4. Gorgeous painting, Dawn!!! Love the soft colors. You are a master of watercolor! :) ~ Andrea

  5. Absolutely delightful cards, Dawn. Love the Modern Petunia stamp set. Your watercolouring is such an inspiration to me. I keep on practising and hopefully some day I will be satisfied with my attempts.

  6. Wow these cards are so beautiful !

  7. What lovely cards!! The way you used these stamps is just gorgeous.

  8. Dawn these are so beautiful! I have watched your video for the third time now, and I realize you are using colors off of an old palette, but is there any way you could give me a list of colors and brands ? I am just starting a watercolor collection and would love to start with these. I am especially in love with the colors you chose for the leaves. Gorgeous!

  9. gorgeous cards!! I love the colors, and the way you watercolored the flowers and leaves. I love watercolor, but have a terribly hard time getting it to look good, so I really admire those of you who do a beautiful job of it! :-) Hugs, H


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