Monday, June 29, 2015

Create Your Own Watercolor Die Cut

One of the things that I love about art is, you never know where it will take you.  For example, I started out with a stamped image today, from the Unity Stamp Company.  I knew I wanted to build a flower around it, so I grabbed my Tombow Dual Brush pens and started coloring. 

Well, one thing led to another and before I knew it, I had not only orange, but blue and gray pens in my hand.  And, a paintbrush and water.

I ended up blending my colored image with droplets of water and blotting with a paper towel; a watercolored, hand trimmed,  die cut image that I plan to use on a card for a friend in the hospital.  This took about 15 minutes to create, while on my break at work.  I grabbed some supplies from home today, threw them in a bag, but forgot my adhesive.  Oopsy.  So, I'll assemble my card later.

This was stamped and colored on white textured cardstock.  I let it dry with my little fan blowing on it for about 10 minutes.  The white dots?  Seeing as how I not only forgot my adhesives, but my white gel pen as well..... yup, this is a liquid Bic White Out correction pen that I had on my desk.  Fun!

Give it a try and make your own fun, watercolored, die cut elements for cardmaking.

Additional Supplies: Unity Stamp Co sentiment from the Feel Better Soon April 2014 Sentiment Kit

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