Watercolor Blending

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I’m over on A Blog Named Hero played along with our watercolor challenge. Have you played yet?

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School is almost ending here in Houston, Texas so I thought that I would make some teacher thank you cards. I love this Peonies and having been playing around with watercoloring it with different color blends.

I started out stamping the main image (teal peony) on watercolor paper in Versamark Ink and white heat embossing it. Then I masked the image, and stamped the peony on the other sides and heat embossed those as well. I then experimented on a piece of paper with some colors from my Kuretake Gansai Tambi set to see what colors would blend well. I ended up picking #62 & 50 for the teal flower, #34 & 40 for the pink, and #38 & 37 for the purple.

I started by laying the darker color closet to the center or where there is a shadow and then put the next color right above it. I took a separate brush and with clean water started slowly blending out the color. I love the bolder look it produced.

Once my image was dry, I die cut the “Thank” sentiment from the March Kit four times and glued them together to add some dimension to my one layer card. I heat embossed the “You” in white and placed it below. For the finishing touch I added some clear sequins and adhered the card to black cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see what you create for this fun challenge!


Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! All products were personally purchased.

Hero Arts Monthly Kit March 2018
Hero Arts Monthly Kit March 2018
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Hero Arts - Peonies
Hero Arts – Peonies
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
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Pretty Pink Posh Sequins,  Sparkling Clear Mix (4mm, 6mm, 8mm &10mm )
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Sparkling Clear Mix (4mm, 6mm, 8mm &10mm )
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder - Detail White
Hero Arts Embossing Powder – Detail White
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Ranger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment
Ranger Ink – Glossy Accents – Clear Dimensional Embellishment
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Tombow - Glue Pen
Tombow – Glue Pen
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Tsukineko - VersaMark Ink Pad
Tsukineko – VersaMark Ink Pad
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Ek Success Powder Tool Applicator
Ek Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Hero Arts - Wagner - HT400 Precision Heat Tool
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision Heat Tool
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Kuretake - Gansai Tambi - Solid Watercolors - 36 Piece Set
Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid Watercolors – 36 Piece Set
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