Thursday, June 28, 2018

Best Birds Note Card

Hi Friends!

Happy Friday!
For those of you that work weekends...Happy What-ever-your-day-off is!

Today I just made a simple note card and did a little
water coloring.  If you know me, you know that I love to water color!
It's so relaxing and therapeutic for me.


This is how I painted the bird, branch and sky:
I used Stampin' Write Markers for all the ink.
 (Scribbled onto a craft sheet and picked up and mixed with an Aqua Painter). 
I also used Watercolor Paper.

1.  I stamped the branch and bird in my Stamparatus twice using Black Stazon ink.

2.  I colored the bird first.  I scribbled some of the Blueberry Bushel marker onto a craft sheet.  Using an aqua-painter, I picked up the color and blended it out onto the bird and let it dry.

3.  Meanwhile, I worked on the leaves.  I used Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce. (first I used the Granny Apple Green and blended, let that dry and came back in with the Shaded Spruce.

4.  I went back to the bird with a more intense mix of water and ink.  I started from the edges of his face and blended outward. I then picked up more ink ( very little water mixture this time and painted the tail and feathers.  I then mixed in a little Pool Party around his eye.  Once the feathers were dry I blended in a tiny bit of Highland Heather to act as a highlight.

5.  For his belly, I mixed water and crumb cake, starting with a heavier shade at the bottom and blending upward towards the top of his body.  Using the brush with only water, I blended the remaining crumb cake into the blue.

6.  Once the leaves were dry, (you can tell if watercolor paper is dry if it is no longer cool to the touch). I painted Crumb Cake across the branch.  I then came in with about 3/4 strength Early Espresso for the darkest part of the branch, then blended more Crumb Cake on top.

7.  Once everything was completely dry, I did use my heat tool to help it along, I mixed Pool Party
at just about full strength, and began painting under the branch and continued to blend outward.  As I moved upward, I switched to using one of my regular paint brushes, with lots of water, I created a wash with the remaining pool party ink.  I dabbed off the paint in a couple of places using a paper towel to make the clouds.

8.  I let the entire thing dry in the air before I stamped the sentiment. (which is from the new stamp set:  A Big Thank You ( Available in a Bundle. SAVE 10 %)

 

To Create the Card:

1.  I cut a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock 5" X 7".  I scored and folded it at 3 1/2".

2.  Using the Hardwood background stamp, I inked it with Early Espresso and stamped off once once scrap paper. I then stamped onto the card.

3.  I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.

4.  I cut down my watercolor piece to 3 7/8" X 2 5/8".

5. I matted that with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock that measures 4 1/8" X 2 7/8".

6.  I created an envelope using the Envelope Punch Board with Crumb Cake cardstock.  The setting I used was for a 4-Bar or 3 1/2" X 5" note card.  I then sponges the edges up to where the address goes.

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE PDF FOR THIS PROJECT BY CLICKING HERE. 
(PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PDF IS 100% SAFE TO DOWNLOAD.
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Thank you so much for visiting today!  I hope you'll join me tomorrow for a new
Simple Saturday Tip Video.  We'll be discussing different ways to use
Water Color Pencils.
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!
Lisa Foster
Lisa Foster

Welcome to Fostering Creativity Together.I'm Lisa Foster. an independent demonstrator with Stampin' Up! I love to share, learn and teach this fantastic craft! I hope you'll join me on this incredible paper journey!

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