Well behaved watercolour

Well behaved watercolour Heather Telford

I just realized as I uploaded this photo that today’s card has exactly the same layout as my previous card. As the title of the post suggests my water-colouring technique for this one is very controlled and restrained. It is all inside the lines. As you may have guessed from previous posts my preference is for the wilder wayward watercolours that bleed and blend outside the lines. I still like these flowers though because the watery variation of colour can be seen the the petals where I added more colour in some places and blended with extra water for paler tones.

I began by stamping the bottom left flower then covered it with a mask I stamped and cut from masking paper. I then stamped the other two flowers and drew some leaves here and there. The flowers were stamped in Memento ink which dried fairly quickly. I used watercolour pencils and a waterbrush to add all the colour.


Stamps: To YouSweet Wishes (Penny Black)
Inks: Memento Love Letter ink & Cottage Ivy marker, Versafine Satin Red (Tsukineko)
Also: Faber-Castell watercolour pencils and a water brush

10 Comments on “Well behaved watercolour”

  1. Penny says:

    Another beauty Heather, as they always are! I love pink so really like this one.

  2. cat craig says:

    I love this stamp set. Gorgeous coloring.

  3. Lindsey says:

    Wow, Heather, this is a beautiful card. Have you switched completely from post-it notes to masking paper?

    • Heather says:

      Hi Lindsey,
      I still use post-it notes for straight edges and anything that doesn’t need to be sticky all over. I am using masking paper when I need mask to something with a detailed shape. When I say ‘masking paper’ what I am referring to are off cuts of stickers used at a grocery store to update prices. A friend sent me a stack of them and they work beautifully as they are not super sticky so can be positioned and re-positioned easily.

  4. Caroline says:

    amazing card, I adore the colours

  5. Andrea says:

    Beautiful as always!

  6. stamping sue says:

    this card is beautiful! I liked the more controlled watercoloring so this one is right up my alley. thanks for sharing.
    stamping sue

  7. Gabby says:

    Beautiful card and wonderful coloring, Heather! 🙂

  8. Janet Castle says:

    A beautiful water colored card….love it!

  9. lesliekmiller says:

    I do believe I have this very same flower stamp, but it looks much different when you use it. It looks beautiful! Your restrained watercoloring is gorgeous and still wilder than my painfully exact coloring. You have a free and natural hand.

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