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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

No Line Watercolour with Simon Says Stamp 'Be Kind'

Updated: Jan 12

Hello everyone! I have a simple, no line water colour featuring a gorgeous stamp set comprised of several branches of leaves. For this card, I chose the eucalyptus leaves.

I stamped my image on a Fabriano watercolour block ... a good quality, beautifully textured paper. The block is a stack of 20 sheets of paper glued on all four sides to avoid paper warping when wet. Because you work directly on the block, the leaves were stamped using an acrylic block with Ink on 3 Fadeout ink.

I wetted the entire paper with water and dropped in watered-down colours mixed on a palette. I used Deep Green, Green Yellow, Forest Green, Olive Green and Payne's Grey to create a colour washed background. After my background was completely dry, I painted each of the leaves with a number 8 brush by first wetting the leaf lightly and then laying down colour. I worked with the same colours as the background; randomly colouring the leaves different shades of green. When the leaves were dry, I repeated the process but added different greens or grey to each of the leaves. I used a number 1 brush and Forest Green to paint the fine lines of the branch and the vein in the leaves. I finished up with some spatter using the number 1 brush. When the paint was completely dry, the paper was removed from the block by lifting up one corner with a sharp knife and sliding it in between the papers to slice all four sides.

The panel and a piece of gold matte card stock were die cut with Simon Says Stamp A2 Thin Frames. Lovely Friend was embossed twice with WOW! embossing powder. A secondary sentiment 'to a' was stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink. Scotch tape held the fine gold frame and panel together while it was adhered to a black card stock panel sized 4" by 5 1/4". The panel was then attached to an A2 sized card base. The card was finished with green crystal drops.

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Simon Says Stamp - Be Kind. A2 Thin Frames

Fabriano Blocco Per Artisti

Sennelier Aquarelle Watercolours

Kazan Gold Series watercolour brushes - #8, #1

Versafine Ink - Onyx Black

Versamark Ink

Ink on 3 - Fadeout ink.

WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder

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