Watercolor paper

Stencil Week: Same Stencil, New Look

April 11, 2012

Hello! On Monday, I showed you a panel that I made using an Artistcellar Stencil and Stewart Gill acrylic paints. Today I’d like to share another project that I made using the same stencil with a totally different look! How I made “Watercolor Cathedral” shown above To make the “Watercolor Cathedral” piece shown above, I […]

Make a background with mists and cling wrap

January 6, 2012

Hello! Today I’d like to share how to make a cool, fractured background look, using Glimmer Mists and plastic cling wrap. Step 1: Spray Glimmer Mists To make the background, I started with a piece of 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper. Then I misted a combination of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to completely cover the piece: […]

5 steps to fresh updated holiday cards

December 19, 2011

Hi there! Today I’d like to share a pair of pretty holiday cards with you! Although this card has the traditional red and green found in most holiday cards, it also uses some new modern colors for a fresh, updated look. Step 1: White-on-kraft background To make the background for this card, I stamped Hero […]

3 steps to a watercolor look background

November 21, 2011
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Hello! Today I’d like to share how to make this cheerful musical fall leaves card, using Distress Inks and Canson Montval watercolor paper. Step 1: Create a resist Today, I am going to demonstrate how to create a resist using white ink and clear embossing powder – a handy trick if you are low or […]

Use stamped collage to create unique embellies

November 11, 2011
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Hello! Today I’d like to share two special, long, mixed media cards that I recently made. What I like most about these cards is that I created the leaf embellishments from stamped collage – for a truly one-of-a-kind look! Step 1: Stamp a collage To make the leaves, I started by creating a collage background […]

4-step Autumn Harvest Leaves Card

November 7, 2011
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Hello! Today I’d like to share a pair of autumn cards that I made using Distress Inks on watercolor paper. Step 1: Stamp leaves using multiple inks To make this card, I started with a piece of 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper by Canson Montval. I selected a maple leaf stamp from Hero Arts CL457 Real […]

4 steps to a One-of-a-Kind Autumn Flower

October 28, 2011
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Hi there! Today I’d like to show you a gorgeous fall card that features masking techniques. I was partly inspired to create this card from an art journaling prompt from my friend Christy (Gulfsprite). Step 1: Use masking to create a row of flowers The focal image is made from 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper. I […]

Autumn Heartfelt Wishes

October 24, 2011
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Hi there! Today I’d like to share a pretty autumn card that I recently made. Part of my inspiration for this card came from an art journaling prompt in my friend Christy’s (Gulfsprite’s) 30 Days of Art Journaling class. The main focal background is made from 140# cold-pressed Canson Montval watercolor paper. I placed it […]

5 steps to a pretty Autumn Harvest Card

October 7, 2011
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(Click here to view it larger.) Hi there! Today I’d like to share how you can use Distress Inks and masking to create a pretty Autumn Harvest Card. Step 1: Use watercolor paper and stamp leaves This card is made from a piece of 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper (I like Canson Montval). First, I selected […]

2 easy steps to match your stamp ink to your paper

September 30, 2011
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(Watercolor Blue Friendship Card by Anne Gaal) Hi there! Today I’d like to share a pretty watercolor blue friendship card that I recently made. Step 1: Use Distress Ink to color the paper The background of this card is made from 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper (Canson Montval). I placed the watercolor paper on top of […]