Saturday, April 7, 2018

Spring No Line Watercoloring with Simon Says Stamp

 Hello Crafters! 

We made it to the weekend!
Whoo Hoo for days off!

I'm popping in with another watercolor card for you guys and of course it's flowers :)
I need Spring. It snowed again last night.
Please make it stop.

I shared this card over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog last week but wanted to share here in case you missed it.


I have done this particular watercolor technique before but it's been awhile. You want to use a water-based ink like Distress Inks to stamp your images in and I find I have the best luck with solid stamps. 
I started by inking up the rose stamp with picked raspberry, stamping it off once on scrap paper, then stamping it on my actual project. 
Using second generation stamping is the ticket here. 
First generation is just too dark and doesn't move as well. 


Once I had them all stamped I used very little water to begin blending out the color. The more water you use the looser or less defined your flower will be. So start with a little and add more as you go. Once the petal was damp I picked up more color from the palette I created on my craft mat and dropped it in where I wanted it to be the darkest. 


I continued doing the same steps until my flowers were complete. Then I'd stamp the next flowers. Each time using the second generation stamping to ensure I had a soft look. 

You can watch the entire painting in the video below 


Doesn't it just sing Spring! I can't wait until things stat blossoming!
I love how you can get different looks depending on how much water you use. 
Which version of the rose was your favorite? 


Thank you guys so much for dropping by! 
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend :) 



Supplies: 

Simon Says Stamps BIG THANKS WORDS
Simon Says Stamps BIG THANKS WORDS
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CZ Design Clear Stamps EMPHATIC
CZ Design Clear Stamps EMPHATIC
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CZ Design Clear Stamps BUBBLE TRACKER
CZ Design Clear Stamps BUBBLE TRACKER
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Simon Says Stamp BOLD FLOWERS
Simon Says Stamp BOLD FLOWERS
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Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink Pad SPARROW
Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink Pad SPARROW
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK FEATHERS
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FOSSILIZED AMBER
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE
3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLUEPRINT SKETCH
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLUEPRINT SKETCH
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PINE NEEDLES
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PINE NEEDLES
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES
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7 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful. I love the idea of doing the no line painting. I love the results. You're so inspirational.

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  2. Very very pretty card! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. So, so beautiful! Soft on the eyes, too.

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  4. Wow Kelly,I love this. Watercolour is not my favorite because I can't control it, but like this I can. Thanks for this great lesson, I now also know what to do else with my solide flower stamps! Enjoy your sunday and have a great week.

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  5. Love these stamps Kelly and the way you water coloured them is nothing short of gorgeous! I learned a few new tips here again today. *(Now to just implement them...)

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