Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Watercolor pencils, stamping & sketching ~ frog card tutorial

 Stamping and sketching provide fun background scene building details.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing a way to sketch a stage scene for this adorable stamped frog.  Intense watercolor pencils were used for color.

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For this card idea, I wanted the frog to have a stage.  So, I made two similar cards by stamping and sketching the stage background scene.  The stamped frog and sentiment are showcased right in the center.

Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for card stamping and sketching.  To begin, stamp the frog onto watercolor paper using waterproof ink.  Also, stamp and trim the sentiments.  Next, sketch lightly around the frog to create curtain creases and a stage floor.  Then, using watercolor pencils, lightly sketch the pencil colors then blend them out one color at a time for watercolor.  Next, trim or die-cut the dried frog scene panel to fit onto a card front.  Finally, assemble the layers to finish.

Here is another frog card version.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Unity Stamp Co. Salutation Toad. 
Also, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils 2400, 1740, 1530, 2100, 0400; paint brushes, heat tool, black embossing powder, Wow embossing pad, Altenew palette mat, Fiskars paper trimmer, mini Misti, MFT extreme black hybrid ink pad, A2 stitched rectangle STAX & stitched modern rectangle die-namics; foam double-sided tape, Ranger plastic craft mat & watercolor paper; cardstock.

 Entered into:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Create A Scene 

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

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