Happy Saturday! It's Trend Week over at Just Us Girls and the trend Ina chose is water-coloring! I love to watercolor and I tried something new (to me!).
I've been watching Kristina Werner using the Zig Clean Color Brush markers on Bristol Smooth White cardstock. She recommends this paper for this type of watercoloring. So I bought some of the paper and went to work with the Zigs. My friend Cheryl and I went to a watercolor class at our LSS taught by Sandy Allnock a couple of months ago. She used these Art Impression stamps to teach the class, and of course we had to buy some! This birdhouses stamp is one of the few I purchases. I stamped it in Archival jet black ink and watercolored it with the Zigs. I sort of used the image on the package as my guide. It was watercolored very "loosely", so that's what I did. It made coloring it very easy. Then I took the AI foliage stamp and I added the color to the stamp with a green Zig then stamped it a few times on the bottom. Lastly, I added some blue around the image for the sky. I die cut the panel with a stitched rounded square die, added fun foam to it and some Nuvo crystal drops. The kraft panel was run though a woodgrain impression plate and cut with a stitched rectangle die.
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our August guest on the JUGs blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Birdhouses, Foliage Set, Robin (Art Impressions), Painted Poppy (Altenew), Calendar Basics (PTI)
Paper: Bristol Smooth White, desert storm
Ink: Archival jet black, Versafine onyx black, Zig Clean Color Brush markers
Accessories: Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX dies (MFT), Blueprints 13 dies (MFT), woodgrain impression plate (PTI), Nuvo Crystal Drops, fun foam