Saturday, July 19, 2014

Faux Watercolored Hibiscus

I was coloring these stamps from Crafter's Companion Sheena's Floral Fantasy - Wild Rose and Hibiscus set with my Spectrum Noir markers the other day and remembered a fun way to create a faux watercolor with markers. Check it out...

The images are stamped and colored...BUT...the magic actually happens on the reverse side of the cardstock! Awesome...right!?! I trimmed out each piece, leaving a generous margin of white to create a bordered-diecut look. Not to mention it's WAY easier to trim out images when you do it that way.
Easy is a good thing.

The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion Vintage Floral collection - Verses. It's a GREAT set! I stamped it on vellum with StazOn Midi Ganache ink and adhered the piece to a woodgrain textured cardbase. The flowers are popped up with foam adhesive -- the leaves with adhesive tape. Adding a very thin strip of yellow patterned cardstock with the edges sanded off not only pulled in some yellow from the flower and balanced things out...but it gave a hiding spot to adhere the bottom edge of the vellum. Totally planned! LOL! Clear sequins added a little shine to the design without distracting from the natural organic feel.

The fun part about this coloring technique is you get totally unique pieces of artwork. I'm lovin' how these turned out!

Spectrum Noir Markers: PP3, CR5, DR2, DR6, HB1, TB2, TB4, CT2, OR2, LG1, LG3, LG5, Blender

Are you wondering how I did the faux watercoloring with Spectrum Noir markers? If you are...stay tuned to the Spectrum Noir Blog. I'll be sharing a tutorial very soon! YAY!

 Thanks for stopping brightened by day :)

Spectrum Noir Markers PP3, CR5, DR2, DR6, HB1, TB2, TB4, CT2, OR2, LG1, LG3, LG5, Blender
White Cardstock
Woodgrain cardstock
Clear Sequin


Desire Fourie said...

Lori this is just so beautiful and fresh. Love the fussy cutting around the flowers and leaves.
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Tenia Nelson said...

Wow!!!! That is all. :)