Saturday, May 23, 2020

Guest Designer Samantha with Dandelion Wishes! Stamping and Watercolor Tips & Tricks!

Hello, hello! Samantha Ziegenfuss here. I'm so happy to be back on the blog sharing another tutorial with you today.

I have many favorite stamps Blank Page Muse stamps and one of them is the Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies set by Terri Sproul. I love it for both its beauty and versatility; I've used it to create everything from sympathy cards to gift tags. 

Today I'm using it along with a new passion of mine, watercolor painting, to create a clean and simple card set that is very easy to make. This would be a wonderful gift for any occasion; Mother's Day, a birthday, graduation, etc.

Let me show you!

To begin you will need the following:
The dandelion images, make a wish, and may all your weeds be wildflowers sentiments from the Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies Art Rubber Stamp Sheet by Terri Sproul

The You Are My Sunshine Sentiment Art Rubber Stamp

The Thanks sentiment from the Fall Rubber Stamp Sheet by Pam Bray

Four 4-bar cards (finished size is 3.5" x 5")

Four pieces of watercolor paper cut to 3.25" x 4.75" (I used 140lb cold pressed)

Four pieces of colored cardstock for matting cut to 3 3/8" x 4 7/8"

Waterproof ink (I used Versafine in Onyx Black)

Watercolor paints (I used a palette but you can use any kind; tubes, brush pens, Distress Inks, etc)

A watercolor paintbrush (I used a number 6 round)

First stamp your dandelions and sentiments to your watercolor paper. 

Here's a trick for lining up your sentiments as it can be a little tricky to get rubber stamps 100% straight.

What you can do is take a piece of acetate (In this photo I'm actually just using some plastic packaging from a box),lay it over your project, and stamp onto it. 

This will help you to determine if your stamp needs to be adjusted at all.

The ink can be cleaned from the acetate with water.

Now for the best part! 

Take your stamped watercolor panels and paint them by adding one color at a time. I did wet to dry; this is where you take wet paint and brush it onto dry paper.

When your first color is dry add a second. When the second is dry add a third and so on until you've achieved the look you want.

While you wait for your paper to dry adhere your colored cardstock to your cards. 

Once dry add your watercolor panels to your matted card bases and add a few sequins to each if you'd like.

That's all. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my tutorial. I hope you have the best day. 

Until next time,

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