Lace background watercolor butterfly card with stamping.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a card with both stamping and a watercolor background in a mixed media style.

Sentiment:  Home is wherever you are.  Happy Easter.

This was stamped in layers and watercolor was added in between.  I wanted a mixed media look to this card.   I combined the sentiments for use as an Springtime Easter card.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Background Watercolor Card with Stamping
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Begin by stamping the sentiment onto regular cardstock.  Then stamp the background lace onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.
I inked the lace around the background perimeter.  Then I placed the watercolor paper on top of the stamp to pick up ink from the lace stamp.
Heat set or allow the background to dry.
I added water to the panel.  Then I added one color of Altenew watercolor.  I used several layers of that color and then heat set.
Once dry, I stamped the butterfly, using two ink colors and the Mini Misti tool.
Ranger archival ink pads used:  Sienna, Monarch Orange and Pale Ochre.
I layered everything onto the card base and embellished to finish.

Here is another look.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Gather Love and LaceMini Misti, Altenew watercolor half pans, Ranger watercolor paper, archival ink, My Creative Time dies, foam tape, heat tool and adhesive gems.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. I love the techniques you used in this card...that background lace stamp is so pretty!
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