It’s Kelly here and I’m sharing a simple watercolor card today.
I finally got my mits on the Zig Clean Color markers and I had to put them on a flower. I had to. Our challenge this month is Clean and Simple so I had to do that too. Just cause I love it 🙂
I started off by stamping the bell-flower from the new Lia Griffith collection on watercolor paper with archival black ink. I used only one mask to get all of them stamped. Super easy. One of the big elements with Clean and Simple cards is white space. Now it doesn’t have to be white but there should be a large area of blank space.
To get the color I wanted I added some light blue where I wanted the flowers to be the darkest. I went right over the light blue with a light purple but didn’t take it all the way to the tips. Next I blended the two over the entire flower with a paintbrush and a very little bit of water. If you get too much water you can soak it up with a dry towel just like regular watercolors. I love how some are more blue and others are more purple. Pretty!
After the flowers and leaves were colored in I used the same light blue and a bit of grey to create a soft background. I laid the color down right next to the flower and then pulled it out with my paintbrush. Anything that was too dark I just blotted off.
Once it was all dry I stamped my sentiment in the same black ink and trimmed my panel down. I adhered a strip of Navy to my card base and then added my stamped panel on top with dimensional adhesive. The finishing touch was a healthy coating of clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.
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