Watercolored digital stamp…

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This beautiful digital stamp was offered free at Peppermint Patty’s blog. A friend messaged me to alert me to the stamp saying that when she saw it, she thought of me. I went to the blog site to see the stamp and immediately knew I had to watercolor it. I did spend some time at the blog looking at the amazing work of Karin Åkesdotter. If you do visit her blog, plan to spend some time admiring her work!!! Karin says this is the first digital stamp she has created. I am so in love with this stamp and hoping that she will create many more stamps in the future.I am including a link to her blog in case you would like to color the digital stamp too.

http://peppermintpattys-papercraft.blogspot.nl/

I watercolored this lovely image on Strathmore Bristol paper with just two Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and one Winsor & Newton watercolour marker (sepia for the branch).

Sketchy Watercolor Flowers

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I promised myself that this year (2017) I would concentrate on watercoloring. I had planned to do that all of 2016, but got a bit distracted due to some health issues. An art project for a family member kept me quite busy in the month of January, but I did finally find the time to get started in watercoloring.

One of my biggest fears is facing the blank sheet of paper. I decided it was time to conquer that fear. To get started I used student grade watercolors (because I had been using them on a current project) and pulled out an inexpensive pad of watercolor paper.

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Watercolored flowers outlined in black ink have always appealed to me and I decided that would be my first try. I am sharing my first few attempts at watercoloring on a blank piece of paper with you. I’m OK with the results because (a) at least I started watercoloring and (b) I can only get better 🙂

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Watercolor Tulips

Tulips watercolored with Distress InkRecently Rebekah R. Jones offered a traceable download for this lovely bunch of tulips on her blog. I downloaded the file and used my light-box to trace the image on to watercolor paper. The tulips were then watercolored with Distress Inks.

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Watercolored Poinsettia

Watercolored Poinsettia using Distress Inks
I thought I was all done making Christmas cards for the year, but as I was tidying up my craft room, I discovered some Distress Ink watercolored images that were begging to be used on cards. I managed to make four Christmas cards with the images. Now I have a good start on next year’s cards!!

Supplies:

  • Strathmore 300 Series 140-pound cold press watercolor paper for the card panel
  • Strathmore 300 series, 100 pound Bristol Vellum paper ink blended with Festive Berries Distress Ink
  • Docrafts: First Noel (no longer available)
  • Hampton Art: Stamp & Stencil (SC0709)

Poinsettia Christmas Card

Elizabeth Craft Peel-off Sticker watercolored with Distress InkThe background of this card was sponged with Distress Ink. The nontraditional shaped poinsettia flowers are peel-off stickers that were watercolored with Distress Ink.

Supplies:

  • Strathmore 300 series, 100 pound Bristol Vellum paper
  • Distress Ink used as watercolors
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs: Poinsettias Peel-Off Stickers (0380)
  • Recollections: Sheet Music stamp in background
  • Art-C: Joy to the World stamp set (no link available)

 

Christmas Card – Watercolored Poinsettia

Docrafts Poinsettia Stamp watercolored with Distress Inks

The poinsettia stamp was watercolored with Distress Ink. I wanted to make the poinsettia the focal point, so I placed it on top of a wood grain piece of scrapbook paper and added the heat embossed sentiment.

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