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Watercolor Grasses

Weeks ago I believe I said I had one more of my watercolor cards to share.  Here  it is at last.  Sad to say but I have not made a card in quite a while.  The stamps are calling to me, though, quite clearly.

For this card, if I remember correctly, I sponged the paper and the stamped the grasses straight onto the wet watercolor paper.  I stamped the same stamp in old olive and close to cocoa, but what was interesting was the way the old olive separated into green and yellow pigments giving me three colors.  I then added little red flowers and drew black centres in them.

Supplies:

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Itty Bitty Buds, Hugs and Wishes
Inks: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Real Red
Cardstock: Old Olive, Watercolor paper
Also: Olive Grosgrain ribbon, Hodgepodge hardware buckle

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5 Comments on “Watercolor Grasses”

  1. Such a lovely effect…and that the olive separated is really, really cool!

  2. ND says:

    Thank you for the explanation of the making process. Recently I received a similar card and was greatly impressed by the precision painting involved in creating the light and shade along the length of the narrow blades of grass. Perhaps my card also demonstartes the phenomenon of colour separation.
    Whatever the explanation – it is a beautiful card.
    Thank you.

    ND

  3. What a cool technique with absolutely stunning results. Love this!

  4. Janine says:

    Hi Heather!! Long time!! Love your watercolor cards lately… they are beautiful!!

  5. Joan Fricker says:

    Heather, your water coloring is beautiful. I love it!!!


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