Welcome to the September Watercolour Wishes Blog Hop with the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team! I hope that your September is off to a good start – if not, today’s Hop will help with that. We have lots of inspiration for you with watercolouring.
ABOUT THE BLOG HOP
Each of us in the Design Team have created a project to show you, showcasing some of the great supplies available from Scrap ‘N Stamp. Did you know that there are watercolour supplies in store?! Well, now you do! At the end of each post, you’ll find a link to the next person in line. Just click that link, and you’ll be taken directly to the next post. In case the internet gremlins get in the way, you’ll also find a complete list of all of the participating blogs, at the very bottom of the post. If you’ve been hopping from the start, you’ll have arrived to my post here from the amazing Kia’s post. She is so talented! I love visiting her site for tons of inspiration. After viewing my post, you’ll be directed to continue on to Susan’s beautiful project. But first – let’s look at my project!
As soon I saw saw this summer release from Penny Black, I knew I had to have this stamp set (plus more!). I adore her scenic stamps, as they give me loads of opportunity to colour in many different mediums. So of course it was a natural choice for our Watercolour Wishes blog hop! Does this image live up to it’s name of ‘Paradise‘, or what?!
Basically, this is a combination of stamping as well as watercolouring. In order to stamp the different colours without doing a lot of masking, first set up your cardstock and the stamp in a stamp platform. Ink up one colour at a time, stamping it, then move onto the next colour. For example, start with inking up the tree fronds first with Shabby Shutters ink toward the middle. Stamp down onto your cardstock, and the ink up the fronds with Mowed Lawn distress ink towards the outside of the fronds. You can repeat this as many times as you want, because you’re using the stamp platform. Also, you don’t necessarily have to clean off the stamp between stamping, because you’ve stamped off the ink onto the cardstock.
Continue doing this until the images are all stamped. I chose the following colours of Distress inks for stamping my image. Tree trunks: Vintage Photo Sand: Tea Dye and Vintage Photo Trees: Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters. After you’ve applied the colours, clean off the entire stamp. Ink it up with Versamark ink, and stamp over the entire image. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. This will preserve your ink colours, while you add watercolours for the rest of the card front.
WATERCOLOURING WITH MARKERS
For the watercolour, I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers. To do this, first scribble the marker onto a non-porous surface, like a craft mat, clear block or piece of acetate. Add water to the surface with either a small sprayer, or with your water brush. Pick up the colour with the brush, and apply to your panel, just as you would with a watercolour paint. You control the strength of the colour by the amount of water you add. Adding water to your panel first, before applying the ink, will also effect the colour.
These are the Zig colours I chose to use for my card. Sand: 072 Beige. Water: 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue. Sky: 030 Blue, 032 Persian Blue. Sunset: 050 Yellow, 022 Carmine Red, 070 Orange.
You can see that I created the sunset effect by adding the Carmine Red with a lot of water, so it’s more of a pink glow.
CONTINUE ON WITH THE WATERCOLOUR WISHES BLOG HOP!
I hope that you enjoyed my project, and feel comfortable knowing that you CAN produce watercolour projects, without owning half of an art store! Now you’ll want to head over to Susan’s blog, and see her amazing project! But before you go – be sure to leave a comment here on my post, as well as all of the others. One winner from all of the comments will be chosen on Sept. 19th, and will receive a $50 Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp!
For another chance to win, join the September Watercolour theme challenge on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook page! Create and share a picture of your watercolour project there, and at the end of the month, one lucky winner will be drawn from there.
BUT WAIT – THERE’S MORE! This weekend only (September 6th – 8th) watercolour supplies in store at Scrap ‘N Stamp are 20% Off! Click to shop now!
For purchasing any of the supplies I used in my project, links have been included below the list of participating blogs.
PARTICIPATING BLOG LIST