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Greeting Cards in Watercolor

Hey, Juli Riedel here with you today sharing my watercolor greeting card. I love watercolors however I am still a novice when it comes to working using the technique! Things never turn out how I intend! So… I challenged myself to give it another try and I pulled out my TA Glimmer Mists and TA Pure Mistable Paper! The paper when combined with the Glimmer Mists, reacts like magic! A nice alternative to watercolor paper. This is an easy project that used stamps with the Glimmer Mist instead of ink to add color with water.

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Pure Mistable Paper – Frayed Cotton

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – It’s OrangeSafari GreenDragonflyParty PinkCardinal RedBlue RibbonPearl
Tattered Angels Color Wash Paint – French Roast
Canvas Corp 12×12 paper – Green and Ivory French Linen Stripe
Stamping Platform
Watercolor Brushes
Heat Tool

To get started, I used the Tattered AngelsPure Mistable Paper! The TA Mistable Paper works beautifully with TA Glimmer mist and water.

First I stamped the stems in TA Colorwash Brown. I did not have Glimmer Mist in brown, I used what was in my stash TA Colorwash Paint. Then I stamp the flowers in the TA Glimmer Mist. I just brushed it on the stamp and using a stamping platform, stamp the image.

Then I used the TA Glimmer Mist in the Blue Ribbon and Moss Green with water to fill in the background. This provided a soft color and then I dried with a heat tool.

I continued to stamp different color flowers and leaves using the TA Glimmer Mist on the stamps.

I added some drops from my brush and then dried with a heat tool. To finish the look, I used TA Glimmer Mist in Pearl to give a shimmer color.

Happy with the main card, I then used CC Green and White Striped Card stock and Architextures Paintable Corrugated Cardboard. These I layered onto 110 card stock and put the WaterColor on top.

I finished off the card with some baker’s twine, a tag that says spring and a butterfly!

Super easy to make and lots of fun!
Simple and distressed, it has an awesome watercolor effect! I will definitely try this technique again!

I hope that you will try your hand at watercolor stamping!

 

Juli Riedel



Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!


'Greeting Cards in Watercolor' has 1 comment

  1. July 12, 2018 @ 12:24 pm Juli

    This is so pretty!! Xo

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