Hi friends! Kari W. here to share with you an easy peazy watercolor tutorial using some more beautiful images from the September 2019 Box . I also wanted to created something a bit different for my card base, so I decided to create a Hexagon Shaped card as well. This is really easy to do!!
I started out by die cutting a piece of Fog card stock with my largest hexagon die. In my video tutorial, I show how to do this. While I was die cutting the card base, I went ahead and die cut a piece of watercolor card stock, and a piece of Blue Violet card stock – each with a different sized hexagon die. Next, I stamped the peacock image onto my white watercolor card stock piece. I prepped my watercolor card stock first with an anti-static powder bag, as I did heat emboss this image. I used my clear sticky ink, and then applied some black embossing powder. I normally don’t use black embossing powder ( as I love to use my VersaFine Onyx Black ink instead and cover it with clear embossing powder) but this is the way I went this time. Heat-Embossing the image creates little wells for the watercoloring.
For the watercolors – I used my Zing Clean Color Real Brush Markers, to quickly add color to this image. I love the watercolor look, and love how user friendly this Real Brush Markers are for detailed images like this once its embossed! Before coloring in the peacock itself, I added a wash of blue for the background. I didn’t want to leave it just white. I just took an acrylic block, and scribbled my pens onto my block, so I could quickly pick up the color with my waterbrush.
Once my background was done, I started in on the peacock. As detailed as this image is, it honestly did not take a lot of time to color in this image in. I really didn’t put a lot of thought into where my colors would go, I just started coloring. I just love the purples, teals and deep blues together! Once my peacock was completely colored, I added some shimmer spritz to the entire panel for some added interest. It really does sparkle once it hits the light.
Next, I worked on my sentiment, that comes from the same stamp set as the peacock. I actually had a black die cut sentiment strip ready to go from a previous project, and I also heat embossed my sentiment, but in white, so it would really stand out.
Once my focal point piece was complete dry, I just assembled my pieces onto one another, and added some foam adhesive to the focal piece. I also added some foam adhesive to the sentiment strip, and this card is complete!