21 August 2015

VIDEO | Simple Watercolour Painting

Hello there, today I have a card to share that I made for my aunt and uncle for their anniversary. I used a similar layout for a card in the past with ME bunnies. When I saw the WPlus9 Wishing You stamp set, I had the same idea. I saw THIS (fourth card down) card by Dawn Woleslagle and it inspired me to use watercolours for the colouring on the card.
I started off by stamping the bunnies and sentiment on to a piece of Strathmore watercolour paper. This paper has a lovely texture to it. I was worried that the images may not stamp well because of this but they stamped great.  I used Archival ink as this works well with water colouring and it is a nice dark black too.
I then painted the image using my Winsor & Newton watercolour paints. I started with a wash of colour first, dried this and then went in with another layer to darken it. I was going for a soft look but I still wanted it to look painted (if that makes sense!). The panel was then simply added to a SSS Fog A2 card base with foam tape.

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WATERCOLOURS: Hookers Green, Cadium Yellow Pale, Cerulean Blue, Paynes Gray, Chinese White.
I am really glad I went with watercolours for the image and not Copic Markers. I do like the soft look. I hope my aunt and uncle like it too! Thank you so much for visiting me today. Hope you have a great day!


  1. Well, you may think it's plain and simple, but I think it is gorgeous! Thanks so much for taking the time to make a video. I really enjoyed watching you paint your card. ^_^

  2. So delightful and sweet! I'm sure your aunt & uncle will love it. Great video and as always your colouring is superb! Dotty xx

  3. Beautiful! Sometimes simple is best and speaks volumes. I am sure they are going to love it!

  4. Gorgeous card, sometimes simple is best!

  5. Just adorable...love your sweet bunnies.

  6. Thansk for the perfect video, I really loved watching it. Your card is really adorable!

  7. This is such a sweet card! Beautiful watercoloring, too!


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