Water Coloring Two Ways

Hello!  Because I have my gardens on my mind, (even though we still have at least 18 inches of snow on the ground), I decided to watercolor the beautiful background stamp from The Ton #thetonstamps called Anemone Garden Cling.  I have used this stamp many times and it has become one of my go to stamps for many situations.

2 cards from The Ton Anemone Garden Cling

My mother-in-law quit smoking 15 years ago, so I wanted to make her a card celebrating her strength.  I am not sure which one I will send her, my husband will have to choose.

Finetec Irridescent Paint

The first card I painted with Finetec Irridescent paints on MFT Black Cardstock. This is my first time using the Finetec paints.  I did learn that there is so much shimmer in the paints that I had to blot off some of it in order for the color to shine through.  Not a bad problem to have. I stamped the image with my Tim Holz Stamp Platform with Versamark ink.  I heat embossed the image with Rangers Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I used the red, blue, purple and green paints in the set of six from Finetec.  I either lost the names of the colors, or never received the names, I apologize for not being more specific on the colors used. I colored the edge of my card base with Wink of Stella Violet brush pen as well as painting it over the sentiment to add shimmer to it.  The sentiment is from Altenew’s Persian Motif stamp set.  I diecut the image from MFT’s Die-Namics Inside and Out stitched Rectangle Die.  I mounted the card with some foam and added the card panel to the card base.

Zig Markers

I created this card using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. First, I inked up the stamp in my Tim Holz Stamp Platform and used Versamark Ink on the stamp and heat embossed Ranger Detail Gold embossing powder on my background. To color the stamps, I used my Zig’s and then used a water brush to move the pigment.  The colors I used are: 029 Geranium Red on the buds, 024 Wine Red on the  pink flowers and 020 Red on the red flower in the lower right corner.  I used 050 Yellow for the center of the flowers and blended it into the flower. For the leaves, I used 041 Light Green and 040 Green. I used 090 Gray on the back ground.  I used the same sentiment from Altenewand and cut the watercolor panel out with Pretty Pink Posh’s Scalloped Frame die.  I cut an additional frame out and mounted the water colored frame on top for just a little dimension.

I was able to complete both cards within 2 hours, which is much faster than it would have been with colored pencils.  I will be entering these in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!


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