I saw an art print in a shop recently and wondered if I could make something similar in card form. I used Old Paper Distress Ink to blend the background. Then my background stamp was embossed with gold embossing powder. The butterflies were watercolored with Distress Ink. I also made a border around the card base with gold embossing powder to match the embossing on the card.
Using black card stock, I hand drew the design and hand wrote the words (Plant Kindness). I used the Jane Davenport Paint Over Pens and the Signo Uni-ball White Gel Pen to create the designs. I adhered my finished art work to a piece of pink card stock cut with a scalloped rectangle die and then adhered that to a white card base.
I’ve had this chalkboard butterfly for a long time and just couldn’t come up with an idea for how I wanted to decorate it. Once I saw the inspiration planter, I knew I wanted to try something similar. I hand drew the design and the words using the Jane Davenport Paint Over Pens by American Crafts and a Signo Uni-ball White Gel Pen.
For my first inspiration project from my planter, I used a piece of kraft card stock cut into a circle. I used my Jane Davenport Paint Over Pens by American Crafts to hand write the word bloom and then drew the floral designs with my Signo Uni-ball White Gel Pen. Once the art work was completed, I wanted to find a unique way to use this as wall decor. I found a pink charger plate on clearance at my local craft store and I am really happy with the finished project.
I found this cute little planter at my dollar store and fell in love with the hand drawn (look) of the design. I purchased it because I wanted to see if I could duplicate it in some art work. Over the next couple days I will be showing you what I was able to come up with using this planter as inspiration.
For this month’s JOY project, I purchased unfinished wood letters spelling out the word JOY. I painted the letters with white craft paint, and once dry I applied some Daniel Smith Transparent Watercolor Ground to prep the surfaces for watercoloring. The cute little stamps from the Honey Bee Stamps Zen Floral stamp set were stamped all over the letters with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Distress Inks were used to watercolor all the adorable tiny floral stamped images. An 8×10 inch canvas was covered with scrapbook paper and the completed JOY letters were adhered to the canvas.
These are the completed cards for the embossed backgrounds from yesterday’s post.
I made these backgrounds a long time ago when I was trying out the technique of applying Distress Inks to an embossing folder and then running it through my Cuttlebug machine. I actually like the way they turned out. The problem is I could not figure out how to turn them into cards.
Recently when I came across these backgrounds, I turned to my Distress Ink Techniques Facebook group to ask the members for ideas on how I could turn them into cards. The members came up with so many awesome ideas!! I decided on one direction and will post the finished cards in tomorrow’s post.
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers were used to watercolor these beautiful peonies.
This beautiful floral stamp was watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.