Thursday, June 14, 2018

Waterfront Watercolor Stamping

Hello crafters... we have our Great Moose Lake Association meeting and picnic coming up and I was asked to make some invitations.

Waterfront stamp set seems perfect

Our paper easily goes into a printer so you can make a specific sentiment (for me that was July 21, 2018), and I also printed the inside of the invitation.

It was quite the production!

Measurements - the photo frame is 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 and I cut the square out with the largest square stitched shape.  I used black at first and then I thought the wood would look great too.

The burlap is about 4" and I used about 12" of linen twine.  The twine was loosely wrapped up and squished onto the burlap.  Then I added the date with dimensions.  Otherwise the card is flat.

Here's a close up of the image which is about 2 3/4 square.  I did a background wash with pool party, then added the mountains (Soft Suede), then the trees (the new Mossy Meadow), the grass is Lemon Lime Twist and the dark splatter is Tranquil Tide, the sun is Crushed Curry.  

You need to use watercolor paper to have that "washed look". Below on the left is whisper white (no wash) and the right has the background wash. 

And finally... after I had finished the invitations I thought it might make the perfect stationery for my niece who is a camp counselor.  Her nickname is Cat and she goes to Camp Hukins so I create personal cards for her with #Cat2018Hukins (this is inside the card).

What do you think of these cards for her .. a bit simpler but I like them a lot 

And a close up so you can see whisper white on the right, watercolor paper on the left.

When you look at the stamp set, it doesn't look like a lot but it's super easy to be a watercolor artist with this set.

Our watercolor class, making this card and 3 others (4 projects) will show you how to use stamps for watercolor, your watercolor pencils as an ink palette and aquapainters.  Class is Friday June 29 10-12. RSVP essential so I have supplies for you.

Happy stamping - MaryKate

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