Watercolour leaves

There is plenty of snow outside now but I have slipped back into a fall colour scheme to try out this technique. I painted the word in masking fluid with a small paintbrush on watercolour paper. I then used two leaves from With Gratitude, a few colours and a water spritzer to dampen both the stamp and the paper. I sponged a bit of brown and green before peeling off the masking fluid.

This is a second card for the Just One Word challenge at Less is More.


Stamps: With Gratitude (SU)
Inks: Summer sun, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive
Cardstock: MFP Watercolor card
Also: Windsor & Newton Masking fluid

18 Comments on “Watercolour leaves”

  1. Sheila in Cyprus says:

    Oh my Heather, you have excelled yourself with this. Love your handwritten sentiment. Thanks again for the inspiration.
    Love Sheila x

  2. Godelieve says:

    Beautiful handwriting, looks stunning with the watercolor leaves.

  3. Gail says:

    just stunning..i’d frame it..tfs loves ya

  4. Cathi says:

    Fab card, fantastic idea

  5. valerie says:

    Just one word Heather, STUNNING!!
    Val x

  6. Marja says:

    This is breathtaking Heather. Soo stunning these watercolor leaves. Beautiful.
    Lovely greet

  7. Carol says:

    Fabulous card, great technique. Carol x

  8. Sasha says:

    Super card! Such a brilliant technique, and I love your leafy collage:)

  9. Chrissie says:

    This is a really interesting effect Heather, the colours are fabulous. I must really try to see if I can find some masking fluid.. the things you achieve with it are awesome.
    I also see that two words have become one!
    It’s a great card.
    Thanks so much and Happy New Year.
    “Less is More”

  10. Karen says:

    Ooh I bought some masking fluid the other week! What a fab idea Heather, the colours are fantastic, great card karen x

  11. jennis jems says:

    That handwritten sentiment is gorgeous as is the rest of the card x

  12. mandi says:

    Fantastic as ever, Heather

    Thank so much
    “Less is More”

  13. Seleise says:

    wow – your hand-painted words are awesome! I’ve never tried that technique but it’s stunning! beautiful job!

  14. WOW – what a great idea. I love your card. Thanks for sharing how you did it. Definitely something to try out in the New Year.

    Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

  15. Debby says:

    Great idea! And beautiful card!


  16. Lindsey says:

    Beautiful — terrific technique and so perfectly done.

  17. stempelomi says:

    absolutly great idee and lovely card. I have try it also with masking letters thanks for your inspiration.


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