Monday, April 8, 2019

Watercolor Garden Window MTF by Carol Hintermeier

Hello Ai Fans!

Today I have a sweet notecard that can be used for many occasions, or just because, to send to a friend. I've used the Garden Window MTF (mini TryFold) for this card.

Since I wanted to watercolor this, I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and created my card base following the directions on the back of the packaging.  This is a smooth paper (as opposed to the texture of watercolor paper) that can take some water which is just right for this technique that doesn't require a lot of water.

I stamped the images in Versafine Onyx Black ink as that will take water without bleeding.  I also used a stamp from the WC Wall Texture set to add a bit of detail around the window.  I added my color with my Zig and pulled out a bit of the color--you know--watercolor the Ai way!  :)  I used Tombow and Zig Clean Color Brush markers to color everything.  I've listed the colors at the end of this post.

Here's a tip for you.  Follow the directions on the back of the package for die cutting and lining up the next stamp.  However, before you stamp it, put a piece of acetate down and stamp on the acetate.  If you click on the photo you will see it closer and see my pencil lines.  I adjusted the stamp just a bit to have the curtain more centered over the pencil lines (see the arrows).

This is the view when you open the top panel.

Now, as you can see here on the inside view, I didn't stamp the image directly onto the base card.  Well, actually I did.  In spite of my best efforts, I still didn't get it lined up to my satisfaction, so here's another tip for you.  If you don't get that last image lined up just right, stamp it again on some scrap paper and die cut it, then glue it in place.  I didn't want to totally start over, so I'm glad I thought of this!  I think it actually adds a pretty touch to the inside!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous crafty week!

Watercolor markers:
Tombow numbers: 177, 565, 636
Zig Clean Color Real Brush:  Yellow, Bright Yellow, Pale Violet, 
English Lavender, Brick Beige, Gray Brown, Mid Gray


Pat Bowman said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for the detailed instructions!

LMcBurney said...

Very sweet!