Watercolored Florals | Altenew Wallpaper Art Stamp Set

by alex
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Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.

Jackson Pollock

 

Hello, crafty friends! Happy to see you here!

Today I’m sharing a watercolor floral card I made for my Mom using my favorite stamp sets from Altenew.

As many of you know, I am a fan of watercoloring and I love watercolor techniques so much; but at the same time, I think that it’s a very difficult medium. The first thing for achieving a great result is a lot of patience. The second thing is the right watercolor paper. The watercolor paper you choose can have a huge bearing on the quality of your work. You might save some money with low-quality paper, but you’ll find that watercolor pigments do not respond well on cheap surfaces, making some techniques difficult to perform. I continue to try different materials.
I like to use a cold pressed watercolor paper, which has a texture that makes a painting on it easy, but the texture does make it tricky to get a clear stamped impression if you are using black ink and then watercoloring.

However, I used Ranger Archival Black Ink and my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp the images. This time I decided to combine Wallpaper Art Stamp Set and Beautiful Peony Stamp Set.

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To make my floral bouquet I used Beautiful Peony Mask/Stencil and Wallpaper Art Mask/Stencil. These coordinating mask stencils are so clever! They are thinner than ordinary stencils and include both the negative and positive die cut! I highly recommend them. Masking technique is a great way to create an illusion of depth.

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I started watercoloring with light layers of color and slowly added more layers. The watercolors I used are the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors. For the highlights, I used a white pen. The card took a long time to make it, but I’m happy how it turned out! I showed my watercoloring process on my IGTV.

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To finish off the card I added gold confetti. For the sentiment I took the stamp which says “Thank You” from the Wallpaper Art Stamp Set. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder and mounted it onto the panel.

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That’s it for today. I hope I could inspire you! Please write a message below if you have any questions.

Supplies

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create the project(s). Click on the letters to go to a favorite store: Scrapbook.com (SB), Ellen Hutson (EH), Altenew (AN), Amazon (AZ). Where available I use compensated affiliate links. This means that I receive a small commission when products are purchased through links I share here (at no additional cost to you). If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thank you so much!

Beautiful Peony Stamp Set
Beautiful Peony Stamp Set
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AN | EH | SB
Beautiful Peony Mask Stencil
Beautiful Peony Mask Stencil
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AN | EH | SB
Altenew Wallpaper Art Mask Stencil
Altenew Wallpaper Art Mask Stencil
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AN | EH | SB
Altenew Wallpaper Art Stamp Set
Altenew Wallpaper Art Stamp Set
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AN | EH | SB
Ranger Archival Ink Black
Ranger Archival Ink Black
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EH | SB | AZ
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer
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EH | SB | AZ
Hero Arts Embossing Powder, White
Hero Arts Embossing Powder, White
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EH | SB | AZ
X-Press It High Tack Double-Sided Tape
X-Press It High Tack Double-Sided Tape
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EH | SB | AZ
Essentials By Ellen Cardstock
Essentials By Ellen Cardstock
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EH
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
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EH | SB | AZ
Ranger Emboss It Ink Pad
Ranger Emboss It Ink Pad
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SB | AZ
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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EH | SB | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Foam Squares
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EH | SB | AZ
Studio Katia Confetti, Satin Rainbow
Studio Katia Confetti, Satin Rainbow
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EH
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
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EH | SB | AZ
Canson Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper
Canson Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper
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EH | AZ
TONIC STUDIOS Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
TONIC STUDIOS Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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SB | AZ
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88 oz
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 0.88 oz
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EH | SB | AZ
Powder Tool Adhesive Deactivator
Powder Tool Adhesive Deactivator
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EH | AZ

 

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4 comments

Elaine May 28, 2019 - 3:04 am

Your mother is so lucky to have received such a BEAUTIFUL card! It was a labor of love and it shows! I discovered you following an Altenew blog hop and am looking forward to watching your videos and seeing your cards on Instagram. Thanks for sharing!
PS This may be my favorite card of all time! 🙂

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alex May 29, 2019 - 11:41 am

Hi Elaine,

Thank you so very much for you kind words! It means a lot to me!
I’m happy you found me, let’s be friends on Instagram 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

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Lisa Byers May 10, 2019 - 6:42 pm

Your card is beautiful Alex!! Love all of the colors!!

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alex May 10, 2019 - 10:04 pm

Thank you so very much, Lisa! 🙂

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