In this post, I shared that Ellen Hutson had a new release. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get my hands on some of the products because I was waiting to get paid this past Friday. Mondo Hydrangea was at the top of my list, but I’ll have it soon enough! 😉 In the meantime, I decided to play with Mondo Magnolia and created a set of watercolored cards. I used three watercolor mediums: a cheap $6 watercolor cake set from Amazon, Winsor & Newton Professional paints, and Distress Ink markers. 🙂 I wasn’t feeling great on Sunday so I spent some time just coloring as I sat with my feelings. I can’t say that it cured me, but it helped me to get through the funk.
Four of the cards were stamped in Antique Linen so I could practice no-line watercoloring. I started with the cheaper watercolors and practiced highlights and shading. I didn’t get it exactly as I wanted it, but it was fun to learn how much water to use, how much pigment to add and where to remove color by dabbing with tissue. Surprisingly, I liked these watercolors and they definitely have a creamy ‘cake’ consistency. I am not sure how long the actual pigment lasts, but for the time being, they are wonderful to work with.
For these first two cards, I added some light washes around the flowers, stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and heat set with aqua embossing powder. I came in with different shades of distress markers to outline each petal. I wish I was better at negative watercoloring but this will do for now! 🙂 My mother’s best friend is celebrating her wedding anniversary so I created this one for her:
I didn’t really like how the dark color bled in this flower, but I want to be able to share that all of us make mistakes and can accept them! 🙂
For this card, I did similar work but added gold embossing around the edges. I messed up the sentiment on the card base so I added it on a piece of black cardstock with gold embossing.
This next card was a lot more fun! I actually colored it with my Winsor & Newton paints and drew in the leaves by hand. I added a gray wash around the flower and black dots in the center. The sentiment is from Altenew’s newest release.
For this last card, I stamped the flower in VersaFine and colored with pink, red, and yellow paints from my Winsor & Newton palette. The exact colors I used are Winsor Lemon, Opera Rose, and Scarlet Lake. 🙂 I hope today’s cards inspire you to try some watercoloring!
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