No-line watercolour Magnolias -video

This is a card which changed shape and style several times before it turned into the design you see above. The watercoloured flowers and the green stamped flowers are from the same MFT ‘magnolia blossoms’ set.

I almost didn’t keep making the video as I made mistakes and alterations but the point of the video was the no-line colouring not the card layout so I kept going. I used Gina K’s ‘barely there’ amalgam ink to stamp the flowers; the ink is a pale peach colour which almost disappeared with both the purple and the green watercolouring. I used Derwent Inktense pencils for the no-line watercolour shading an area lightly and minimally before blending the ink to fill the petal or leaf.

My initial layout for the painted panel involved both stamps from the set but you see in the video a series of unfortunate events caused me to slice up the first panel, add another flower and come up with the layout you see below.

One thing I didn’t initially plan was the simple green stamping behind the coloured panel but I’m glad I tried it. These stamps are definitely stunning when left uncoloured in their simple outline beauty.



11 Comments on “No-line watercolour Magnolias -video”

  1. Leslie says:

    Oh, this is gorgeous! You make every technique look so darn easy! 😉

  2. Bonnie says:

    Another informative video, Heather! I always learn something when I watch your videos! Beautiful magnolia blooms! Thank you for the beautiful card!

  3. Jan Castle says:

    Beautifully done Heather!!!! TFS the video!

  4. Pat says:

    Thanks for another wonderful video Heather and the ‘change of mind’ with a project is something I do all the, and the resulting card is beautiful. I love the Inktense pencils used on the gorgeous flowers, and the green outline stamping in the background is just perfect. x

  5. Clelie says:

    I recently purchased the MFT Magnolia Blossoms and NOW am excited to practice a step-by-step with your fabulous video. I struggle with the shadows and dimension shadings! You made it look so easy! 😀 I have always loved your ‘Saves’ when the card making process doesn’t go as planned. Thank you for the wonderful video and inspiration.♥

  6. Janet S. says:

    Thank you for sharing your techniques to create such depth in the magnolias! You truly do make it look easy and are so open about switching mid color to go in another direction. Inspiring!!! Happy September to you!

  7. Janet Schlagel says:

    What cardstock do you use for the base of the card when you are using the panel of the hot press watercolor paper? I like it when the colors “match”. You are such an inspiration for me.

    • Heather says:

      I like it when the colours match too! I have a trick I shared in my new online class for matching the watercolour paper exactly. I buy the 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper for my stamping and painting and I buy the 25% cotton hot pressed (both by Fabriano) for card bases which will show. The two match exactly.
      So glad you are inspired.

  8. Liz Chartrand says:

    Hi Heather
    Hope you’re well.
    Beautiful card!


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