Saturday, February 17, 2018

Watercolor Weekend Roundup - Changing Seasons

Welcome back to another Watercolor Weekend! Twice a month we bring you a bundle of inspiration from our Watercolor Guest Design Team that you won't want to miss out on! This week, be inspired by three different seasons - Winter, Spring and Summer! One of our favorite parts about our watercolor technique is by using different combinations of stamps and colors, you can create a scene for any season, whether it looks like the weather outside your window or of a place of your dreams! Take a look at our team's creations!

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Hello Watercolor Friends,

Spring has arrived here in Las Vegas. I made this card for the Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend roundup using some pretty spring colors. I used a house from the 4958 - WC Cottages Set and two of the branches from the 4964 - WC Branches Set to make the trees. The grass and leaves are from the 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1. The tiny leaves from the 4867 - WC Foliage Set 2 were used to make the bushes by the house. The flowers were from 4052 - WC Flower Set 1. The fence was made using the 4967 - WC Fence Dies as a mask. 


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The tropics are calling for today’s Art Impressions Watercolor Weekend. It’s “Tiki Time”!

This is a two-part project – the main design and the mat. Start by creating the main design. Stamp the bungalow from 4110 WC Structures in 45 Sepia in the center of your watercolor paper. Mask off the roof of the bungalow using a Post-It Note or masking paper. Stamp the palm trees from 4269 WC Tree Set with 45 Sepia and both 15 Olive Green and 11 Lt. Green. Then stamp the foliage from 4867 WC Foliage Set 2 on both sides of the bungalow in 15 Olive Green. Pull the color from the lines using your watercolor brush and water. Scribble a little 45 Sepia onto your watercolor palette and brush onto the bungalow. Add 60 Salvia Blue to the palette and brush into the sky. Add 101 Tropical to the palette and brush in for the ocean. And, add 36 Manganese Blue to the palette and brush into the windows. Darken up any lines on the bungalow and add cross-hatch detail with the fine tip of 45 Sepia. Dot in 28 English Red for flowers onto the foliage. I used a 2½ x 2½ inch die to cut out the design and matted with a slightly larger piece of kraft cardstock. 

To create the mat, cut a 5½ x 5½ inch piece of watercolor paper. Lightly trace the matted design with a pencil in the middle of the 5½ x 5½ inch piece of watercolor paper. Using leaves from 4867 WC Foliage Set 2 and 4761 WC Watering Can, stems from 4963 WC Fall Set and flowers from 4606 WC Cottage by the Beach, stamp in a random square pattern around the pencil line in various greens - 11 Lt. Green, 15 Olive Green, 48 Leaf Green, 102 Jade Green. Pull the color from the lines using your watercolor brushand water. Erase the pencil lines and mount the main design onto the mat using foam tape.

Marvy Le Plume II Markers: 11 Lt. Green, 15 Olive Green, 28 English Red, 36 Manganese Blue, 45 Sepia, 48 Leaf Green, 60 Salvia Blue, 86 African Violet, 101 Tropical, 102 Jade Green
Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Die, Design Your Life 3D Foam Tape, Post-It Notes, Kraft Cardstock

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Happy Watercolor Weekend!! This weekend I chose to do another winter project. I used the Covered Bridge stamp along with the birch trees and a branch from the Branches set.

I used my positioner to place the trees where I wanted them. Instead of using the entire stamp, I chose portions of it. I also used my Molotow masking fluid to mask them off to protect them while I stamped the bridge.

I used my palette to color the bridge and to create the stream and snow banks. 

This was such a fun card to make. Visit my blog for all the details and check out my video on YouTube if you want to paint along with me.

Don’t forget to upload your projects to Instagram and tag us so we can check them out.

Marvy Le Plume II Markers: 45 Sepia28 English Red86 African Violet

What inspired you today? Tell us in the comments below! You also have a PERFECT opportunity to share your creations with us! Join our "Anything Goes" challenge by linking a project or two so we can see what you are watercoloring! Besides, you just might win a prize!

If you are just beginning your watercolor journey, be sure to visit our new beginner's guide for some great information! Happy Stamping!
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