• Bonnie Crane

Faux Watercolour Rainbow Blooms with Simon Says Stamp's Delicate Outline Flowers

Hello everyone! I hope you are well. I am finally feeling settled in my new home and starting to back into some routines ... which makes me feel good! I have a another card using Simon Says Stamp's Delicate Outline Flowers featuring a rainbow of colours. If you like the look of water colour but don't feel confident with this medium, this easy technique may be something to try!

To create a faux water colour look, the image was stamped on a piece of over sized Bristol Smooth card stock using a stamping tool. A water based marker was used to apply colour directly to the stamp. I find Tombow markers work the best for this technique. I spritz a bit of water on it before the first stamping. A water brush pen is used to pull the colour out and fill in the image. The image is stamped a second time with the same colour to define the lines. I followed this process for each band of colour applied:

Red Tombow 755

Orange Tombow 933

Yellow Tombow 985

Green Tombow 245

Blue Tombow 493

Purple Tombow 636


To add some depth and dimension, the same colour marker as the image was added directly to the paper at the base of the petals and leaves. A small water colour brush was dipped into a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water to to pull the colour out creating a gradient. When the light hits the image there is a pretty, iridescent shimmer.


The panel was die cut with My Favourite Things' stitched rectangle die ensuring all colours of the rainbow were captured. It was then mounted on white sheet foam and black card stock before being adhered to an A2 sized card base. Simon Says Stamp's Sending Smiles wafer die sentiment was cut 3 times from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card stock and dotted with Tombow glue. When dry, Tombow is repositionable making it easier to align the stacked sentiment. The card was embellished with Nuvo Crystal Drops; Red Berry, Ripened Pumpkin, English Mustard, Olive Branch, Caribbean Ocean and Crushed Grape.


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