Hello! Thanks for stopping by today. Today I am sharing a very quick and easy watercolored friendship card.
My order from Unity Stamps arrived, with this fun new image designed by Phyllis Harris, called Listen from the Heart, and I couldn't wait to ink it up and paint it. Her sweet images are so much fun to watercolor.
I chose to use Distress inks for both my stamping my image and for my watercoloring medium. I used my original MISTI to selectively ink the image onto Canson Montval watercolor paper, stamping small areas at a time using Antique Linen on the girl and horse's mane, Tea Dye Ink for the body of the horse and Bundled Sage for the grass. I left my stamp in place on my MISTI lid while I painted the image.
I squished ink directly from the ink cubes onto my "high tech" palette, (a laminated piece of heavy cardstock), and painted with a watercolor brush, slowly building up layers of color. Once my watercoloring was dry, I restamped some of the wispy details of the girl's hair and the horses mane back into my painting using Antique Linen and Tea Dye inks.
I added my greeting by stamping twice with Warm Cocoa ink from Gina K. Designs, before trimming my panel to 4" x 5.25" and adhering to a Warm Cocoa A2 card base with Brutus Monroe Liquid Glue.
The very speeded up video is available to watch here: