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Cherry Blossoms – Tombow watercolor

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Online Card Classes has a class that is all about exploring different watercolor mediums. It is terrific! For this piece I used a Cherry Blossom stamp from Roi in Korea.  Stamped it in Versamark ink on Distress Watercolor cardstock and heat embossed it with Ranger Gold embossing powder.  I used Tombow Dual Brush pens and water to color in the image and the background. To finish it off, I applied Versamark ink around the edges and heat embossed them with  the same Gold embossing powder.

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Expressive Florals – Notecard 4

dipped flowers

This is the final exercise in the Intermediate Watercolor Techniques for card makers class.  These are called “dipped flowers” because you load a flat brush with one color and then dip the corner in a heavily pigmented color before laying it down on paper.

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Expressive florals – notecard 3a

expressive florals 3a

This exercise was done with the wet on wet technique where you are adding layers of color without letting the paper dry in between.  While you can control certain elements of form, there is a lot you can’t control which makes it an adventure and different every time!

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30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 7

watercolor roses

This is a wet-on-dry technique taught by Jennifer Rzasa in the Watercolor for Card Makers: Intermediate Techniques. Arches hot pressed 14o lb and Daniel Smith watercolors.  I would like to try this again with a bigger brush for a looser feel.

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30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 6

watercolor cornflower

One of the best ways to meet a 30 Day Coloring Challenge is to sign up for an Online Card Class. I am currently making my way through the Watercolor for Card Makers: Intermediate Techniques. These particular flowers were made with a technique shared by Yana Smakula. I added to the image with coordinating blue and green splatters of paint.