Today I have some lovely watercolor painted flowers for you using the Bloom Vista Stamp set from Little Birdie Crafts. I tried to jump out of my comfort zone and do something a little different with my card base by choosing a neutral color and background.
To start, I chose the sticker from the ‘Floral Birthday Wishes’ embellishment pack. I knew I wanted to incorporate this color scheme into my card so off I went to stamp and watercolor.
I wanted to share my watercoloring two ways. First, I painted all the images using the Watercolor half pan set. I mixed colors until I had shades I was happy with. Then, I added some black colored pencil on top for some additional shading. You can see the shaded version in the left side image. I really liked how it added some dimension to the flowers and made them appear a little less flat than just watercoloring alone.
Once all the flowers were painted, I then die cut them out using the coordinating framelits that come with this stamp set. I went to figuring out my design next.
After laying the pieces down on my brown card stock, I felt that I needed just a bit more interest to make the flowers pop off my card. I went for the Chevron Stencil and some chalk paint. I mixed the Charcoal, Walnut Cream and Orange Splash paints until I had a brown shade that I liked. It’s subtle but I think adds that little something I was looking for.
Once I was ready to start gluing, I started adding foam tape on parts of the design to give a real 3D effect. I left some images flat and used liquid glue, some items one layer of foam tape and a few images two layers of foam tape. I also let a few elements overhand the edge of my card for effect.
I had a lot of fun planning this card and really enjoyed seeing my end result. I just adore watercoloring and find it so relaxing. I hope you get a chance to play in watercolor someday soon as well. Until next time, have an amazing day!
Holla! Jinal Savla here…This month I have been experimenting with art journal and various techniques of mixed media… Let me take you through the process.
Step 1: Glued down 2 pages together to create a slightly thicker base and then primed it with Little Birdie’s white gesso.
Step 2: Sprinkled water randomly on the page. Used Vibrant shade chalk paints from the brand with combination of pink, orange, and yellow and blended them together.
Step 3: Used reverse stenciling effect. Before the paint dries I used a stencil to lift some paint off the page with a baby wipe.
Step 4: To add more texture, stamped certain designs/texture randomly to get the depth using LB – pigmented dye ink pad…also stamped ‘Dream’ on the right side of the page.
Step 5: Used Little Birdie’s Gold leaf flakes along with gliding glue to achieve the shimmer sentiment- ‘Shine’
Step 6: Die cut flowers using LB thin cut dies, watercoloured the inside, stuck it slightly keeping one over the other and doodled the outline with 0.5 marker.
Step 7: Added sentiments and a bird element along with sprinkled paint to complete the final look of the page.
Art journaling is super relaxing and I usually enjoy working on it when facing any kind of creative block. You can experiment with different techniques, background, textures and so forth… it gives you complete freedom to express! Hope you too give it a try and experience it for yourself.