Saturday, April 4, 2020

Watercolor Roundup : Exclusive Sets

Hello, Ai Fans! Happy Watercolor Weekend!

As we are all hunkered down at home and finding new ways to be creative with our time, we are so glad that we get to share a little beauty with you. If you haven't tried our Exclusive Sets, or new Bible Journaling sets, you're missing out! 

There are beautiful borders, images, and sets that compliment any card, scrapbook, or bookmark.

From our heart to yours, sending you wishes of health, happiness, and the beauty of spring!

Check out our newest Bible Journaling sets at, and our Exclusive Sets at!!

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Tricia O'Bin - Blog - Instagram - YouTube - Pinterest - Facebook

Hello Watercolor Fans, I am so excited to showcase the Exclusive 
Roses Set. These are so easy to watercolor the Art Impressions way.  I hope you get lots of inspiration from the design team.  I am having a blast using these new stamp sets while I am stuck at home!

Project Details
I inked the roses in the rose bouquet with 847 and the leaves with 249.  I stamped it down on my watercolor paper.  Using my #1 paintbrush, I pulled the color out of the lines.  Layering color slowly using my palette, I added additional color to the roses and leaves. For some bling, I added Wink of Stella to the rose buds, just because you can never have enough bling!

I added some 443 to my palette and added lots of water to create a light wash.  I painted it along the outside of the bouquet.  To build the color slowly,  I added more color, keeping it darker in the center.  I allowed some of the color from the roses and leaves to bleed into the background, because I love that look.

Lastly, I signed and dated my work.
Check out my blog to see how I put the card together.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all stay healthy in these trying times!

Dot Freel - Instagram - Blog - Pinterest


Thank goodness we have our arts and crafts during these stay at home days of the Corona Virus Pandemic! Hope this finds you healthy and safe. 

I used the brand new 5228 - SBC Exclusive Daisies Set to make my card for the Watercolor Weekend post on the Art Impressions Blog. I stamped the 4701 - Clay Pot first using No. 40 brownish grey ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. 

I pulled the color out of the lines and then added NO. 40 brownish grey to the sides of the pot. I just love pink Gerber Daisies so I stamped the daisies in and on the pot using grey archival ink. I watercolored them from the palette using 772  and the No. 1 watercolor brush. 

I dabbed at the centers of the flowers with the 743 fine point end. I stamped the grasses from the 5126 - WC Foliage Set inked in 177, pulled the color out and added some green to the ground. I then inked up the grasses with 173 and stamped them over the other grasses. I stamped the vine from that same foliage set inked in 177 and dabbed at them with a wet brush.  

Once again, I inked up the vines in 173 (bright green) and stamped them on top of the other vines. I used 526 for the sky and 565 to the ground in front of the pot.  I cut it out with the Oval Die set and cut out the background papers with the Rectangle Rounded Corner dies. 

I stamped that sentiment (I love!) in coffee archival ink and then used the label die to cut it out. I added some Wink of Stella glitter to the flowers but it doesn't show up in the photo.

Thank you for checking out my blog!  You can find more of my cards on my Instagram account here

Karen Day - Blog - Facebook - Pinterest


I am using the lovely Exclusive Cherry Set available from today!

I began by stamping my image onto some smooth watercolor paper (the paint doesn't move around quite as much, but gave me a bit more control of where my color went).  Using my Tombow Dual Brush Marker in #837 Wine Red, I painted the cherries in layers, starting with a fairly pale wash, leaving plenty of white areas to give them a shiny appearance.  After several layers of #837, I wanted the shadows to be darker still, so I went over the darkest areas with #899 Redwood - which is a dark brown color.  I painted the branch and cherry stems with #992 Sand, then added touches of #991 Light Ochre for a little warmth.  

I kept in mind that the undersides of leaves are always paler, so I painted those areas with a wash of #126 Light Olive.  The rest of the leaves were painted with #177 Dark Jade, and I added several layers of the color, keeping it concentrated along the veins.  I used a wash of #565 Deep Blue to paint in my sky (it's much stronger than it shows in the photo!), and then I used #565 to add shadows to the branch, leaves and cherries.  The sentiment is from the Daisy Exclusive Set, stamped in Onyx Black Versafine ink.  I die cut my scene, then matted in on green cardstock and adhered it onto my patterned paper background.

Thank you, ladies, for your fun, floral additions to our blog!

Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my golly girls!!! These cards are so gorgeous!!!! Amazing work and coloring!!!!