Saturday, September 19, 2020

Watercolor Roundup 9.19.2020

Hello, Ai Fans!

Welcome to another Watercolor Roundup!

This weekend our Watercolor Design Team has some creative, inspiring creations for you!

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

Hello Art Impressions Watercolor fans and welcome to another Watercolor Weekend round-up with the Art Impressions watercolor team!

  I am so excited to share my fall watercolor project, Autumn Flowers, with you this weekend.  I hope you find some inspiration to create your own fall projects.  

The Painting

I started out my stamping my large cottage inked with blue and brown to the right side of my watercolor paper.  I pulled the color out of the lines, keeping the shadowed areas really dark and blending out towards the center of the cottage.  Next I added some brown from my palette to the roof, door and the chimney.  I added some dark blue and light blue to the windows, keeping the top left really dark.


I used a mask to cover up the flower boxes to keep them protected while I added the flower bunches, inked with green and maroon.  I removed the masks and pulled the color out of the lines.  Next, I took one of the large branches inked with brown and stamped it to the left of the cottage.  Using the daisy bunch I inked up orange, I stamped it around the tree top.  I added water and softened the lines.


From the original foliage set, I added grasses to the left and right of the cottage and under the tree.  I pulled the color up and out of the lines.  Next, I masked the right side of the cottage and added some yellow to the daisy bunch and stamped it several times.  I added water to soften the lines.  


Using my positioner, I inked the stepping stones with brown and stamped it in front of the cottage, I pulled the color out of the lines and added some additional brown from my palette.  I inked the wrought iron bench with brown and stamped it to the left using my positioner.  I used my positioner to stamp the weathervane inked in brown to the top of the roof.  Lastly, I added some blue to the sky.  Don’t forget to sign and date your work.


The Card

I cut a mat from Gina K Designs Tangerine Twist card stock (4 x 5.25) and adhered it to a Neenah Solar white card base (5.5x8.5) with Gina K Designs connect glue.  I cut my painting out using a rectangle stitched die and adhered it to the mat.  


That is my card for today.  I hope you will take some time to create something this weekend along with us.  Tag us on Instagram using #AIWatercolor so we can see your work!  Keep scrolling to see the awesome projects my team members have created.  See you next time!

Dot Freel - Instagram - Blog - PinterestYouTube


This one is for all of us combination card makers/quilters. Have you seen those calendars or cards with a quilt in front like it's hanging on the line? I just love those, don't you? It finally occurred to me to make one. 

I used the house but it would be cute with one of the shops, too. I have had this quilt die set for many years and at the time that I bought it, I didn't know to keep the packaging. I've looked on the sites where I usually order and I can't find it. I have no idea who makes it. If anyone knows, please let me know! There are other quilt dies out there that would work, too. 

I made a tutorial on how to make this card on YouTube so check it out here:

Karen Day - Blog - Facebook - Pinterest

Hello Ai fans!
I've got a fall scene to share this week, and I created my own watercolor frame to go with it:

 Using my Tombow Dual Brush Marker #969 Chocolate, I coloured the basket from 4605 - Spring Basket, and stamped it onto my Canson XL Watercolor paper.  I masked it off, and used the 2 pumpkins from 5059 - WC Harvest Set, stamping them in very light versions of #969, masking them as I went so that they appear behind each other.  I scribbled #312 Holly Green, #228 Gray Green and #946 Gold Ochre onto my palette, and painted them in on the various pumpkins - layering the colours to get deeper shades, especially in the crevices.  

I used my damp #4 paintbrush to pull the colour out of the lines of the basket, adding more colour to the shadowed areas, and making sure that the basket weave stood out.  I used my Twintone marker in #41 Chocolate to draw in the basket handle (it's not part of the stamp, you have to draw it in yourself!).

 With the double wheat image from 5008 - WC Flower Set 3, I stamped it repeatedly in #991 Light Ochre behind the pumpkins, and added a few in #076 Green Ochre as well.  Using the two leafy stems from the Spring Basket set, I coloured them both in #228 Gray Green, and tucked them in and around the pumpkins, along with some small twigs from 4964 - WC Branches Set in #969.  The large grass from 4051 - WC Foliage Set 1 was stamped in #076 around the base of the basket, and touched with a damp brush.  A faint wash of #565 Deep Blue was painted in as the sky, and shadows.

To create my frame, I painted my warm Tombow shades (#969, 947, 946 & 991) onto a piece of watercolour paper, then I taped two of the 5063 - Rectangle A2 Double Stitched dies together with some washi tape, and ran it through my die cut machine. I adhered the frame over my image with some 3D foam adhesive tape to raise it up a little, then added some brown paint spatters to my card.

Thank you, ladies, for your beautiful additions to our blog!
Happy Stamping!


see mary stamp said...

You are all so talented. Love this autumn watercolor inspiration!

Hunky Dory said...

Such a beautiful card Karen!

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