Hi there everyone! I hope you are having a great start to the new year! Today, I am sharing three cards plus a video featuring the newly released Airbrushed Flowers Stamp Set.
As you can see in the photo above, I tried my best to create different looks but I chose to watercolor all the cards.
Watercolor Brush Markers
I have covered the Watercolor Brush Markers several times in my videos and by now you know that they are super vibrant, pigmented, and bold. They also react beautifully with water. For my card, I started by stamping the Airbrushed Flowers in Clear Embossing Ink on A2 Watercolor Cardstock. I poured over Antique Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it. There is a bit of masking involved here. After stamping and heat embossing the first flower, cover it with a mask (I used a copy paper mask). Next, stamp the next flower and heat emboss it as well. Cover it with a mask. Stamp the leaves. Now, stamp a single flower on the other side, heat emboss it, and cover it with a mask. Then stamp the leaves. Once the stamping is done, we will color!
You can totally stamp the images separately, watercolor them, and then adhere them. The look will be dimensional and will also save you from the masking. I do not mind the masking and love the one-layer look too :)
I will start by adding pigment from various pink and red Watercolor Brush Markers. Then I will use a wet paintbrush to spread the pigment around. I will work each petal in the same manner. To different the flower next to it, I will add a little Ultraviolet pigment to it. For the Leaves, I used Sea Forest, Moss, and Lime Watercolor Brush Markers.
For the background, I used Winter Fog Watercolor Brush Marker from the Autumn Festival Set. I dried the layer in between to create a bark-like texture. I really like how it turned out.
Artists' Watercolor Pan Set
On A2 Watercolor Cardstock, stamp the flower in Pastel Sunrise Dye Ink, cover it with a mask, and then stamp the leaves in Misty Moor Dye Ink. Use Tea Party pigment from the Artists' Watercolor Pan Set to color the flower. First, apply a light color wash on the petal and then start adding more pigment closer to the flower center or where you want to show shadow/depth. Remember that this is a no-line watercolor look so do not color the petals next to each other right away unless you are heat setting (drying) the panel or the color will bleed and you will lose detail.
To add visible strokes, first, dry the layer and then add thin strokes.
For the leaves, use Green Meadows and Tropical Forest pigment. For the halo/shadow, use a very light concentration of Rock Collection pigment. Once dry, add splatters from the Essential Watercolor 12 Pan Set. Stamp the sentiment in Obsidian Ink. For sparkle, add a few sequins.
Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
Start off by stamping the Airbrushed Flowers on to 9×12 Watercolor Cardstock in Clear Embossing Ink. Pour over Pure White Embossing Powder and heat set it. Spritz a little bit of Warm Sunshine Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray onto the Watercolor Palette. Next, apply water to the flower, then a light color wash of the ink spray pigment. Add a more concentrated pigment closer to the base of the petal. Use clean water to pull the pigment towards the tip of the petal. Dry the layer. Next, add stippling using the same concentrated pigment. To add a darker shade, use Antique Gold Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray in the same manner and add more stippling. The final pigment to go on there is Caramel Toffee Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray. Be careful when adding this as it's very pigmented and close to orange.
Use the coordinating dies to die-cut the images and set them aside.
For the card front, I used a cream-colored cardstock and ink blended Morning Frost Dye Ink with the help of a Large Blending Brush. Add splatters of black paint from the Essential Watercolor 12 Pan Set. Then adhere the images with foam tape. Add the sentiment and Satin Gold Sequins.
Airbrushed Flowers Video:
You can watch the video below or on YouTube.
Before I leave, here is a look at all three cards.
Thank you for stopping by!