Hi everyone, Happy Tuesday! I’m Taheerah and I’m beyond thrilled to be guesting on the WPlus9 blog today!
I was so excited to put the Modern Petunias and Petunia Builder sets to use – together! – for a couple of cards that showcase a basic watercolour technique that is sure to have you reaching for your brushes!
I started by stamping the outline petunias using Distress Inks. With an almost-no-line technique in mind, I chose ink colours that were in line with the base colours that the flowers would be, then used clean clear water to ‘pull’ colour from the outlines to create a first wash of colour. I watercoloured the petals individually, drying in between, so they could keep their details and definition.
Once my watercolouring was done, I took the solid center images from Petunia Builder and stamped them with PURE COLOR Dye Ink in Wild Mango. Just that one stamp adds so much depth to the image! I decided not to stop there though, and added some further details, before fussy cutting out my images ready to use on my card. There is a companion die for this set, but I opted to trim these out right up against the outlines.
I stamped my card base with the awesome Big Top Background – a really basic staple that every stamper needs! I stamped once with Fairy Dust ink, then a second time with Sea Breeze ink (stamped off once) for some extra definition. The MISTI makes techniques like this so easy!
I added a sentiment and some leaves from Modern Petunias, adding a light watercolour wash to the leaves, before splattering the background for some subtle shimmer. All that was left was to adhere my flowers in place with dimensional adhesive and add a sprinkling of sequins and I was all done.
I hope you’ve loved what you’ve seen here today, hopefully I’ve shown you that you don’t have to be a watercolour pro to make the most of these beautiful designs. My eternal thanks to Dawn for giving me a chance to appear here today – it really is a dream come true!
For your convenience, here is a list of the featured Wplus9 supplies used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase.
- Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive), Versafine Onyx Black Ink
- Cardstock: Ellen Hutson Letterpress Cardstock
- Embellishments: Iridescent Silver Glimmer Mist, Pretty Pink Posh Wisteria Blossoms Sequin Mix
- Adhesive: Pinflair Glue Gel, Multi Matte Medium
- Tools: MISTI, EK Success Cutterbee Scissors, Ranger Heat Tool, Teflon Bone Folder, ScorBuddy