Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Sweet Easter Watercolor by Jil Lebel

Hello Ai fans!

I have been dying to use the new Sweet Easter stamp set 5004 since I saw it. It has some of the cutest Easter animals I've seen in a while.  I kept everything very fast and simple by using Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor the images. 

I started with some simple masking.  I wanted the chick image in front of the flowers, so I stamped the chick image onto Stathmore Smooth Bristol Paper with my Jet Black Archival ink pad.  I also stamped the chick stamp onto masking paper and cut it out just inside the black line. I stuck it over the chick image and stamped the tulip image with the sleeping bunny just over top of the chick.  Once I removed the mask the bunny appeared over the top of the tulip image.

I colored my image using Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I added the marker to my paper where I wanted the darkest color and used my Tim Holtz Fine Tip Water Brush to pull the color out to the rest of the image.  I let each part dry before adding another layer of color.  I slowly built my colors up by adding darker colors to each layer.  I added three layers to most areas. I cut out the image with the largest of the MFT Double Stitched Oval STAX. I used the Pebbles Garden Party 6x6 Paper Pad for the layers.

Colors Used:
Chick - Yellow 50, Bright Yellow 52, Orange 70
Leaves - Mid green 46, Olive Green 43
Tulips - Pale Rose 230, Wine Red 24, Bright Yellow 52
Bunny- Warm Gray 2 900
Background - Haze Blue 302

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!


  1. Beautiful Easter card Jill. I love the water coloring you did on the image too. So gorgeous!

  2. Jill this is just so pretty! From you cute scene to those beautiful papers!!

  3. In love with that precious bunny! Great card!

  4. So sweet! Love the color of the tulips!