Good Monday afternoon. I have a stamped watercolor garden scene to share with you today using the Art Impressions Watercolor Tree Set, Watercolor Foliage Set and Watercolor Flower Set paired with the Impression Obsession Branches Corner. I used my retired Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Mini fern stamp to create the leaves on the trees. I used Distress Markers to apply ink to the stamps and used water brushes to pull the color out for the grass and lightly touched the flowers to soften.
I secured the watercolor paper in my MISTI with the magnets and set the tree stamp in place, applied ink and stamped a couple of times to get good coverage. I repeated this step two more times to create three trees. You can really only see two well in the scene. I tried something different for my trees this time and I like how it worked. I stamped the trees in green thinking it would be easier to cover the upper branches when applying leaves. Then I took my brown marker and colored over the green trunk and lower branches. It worked great. Next I stamped the leaves using a darker green and lighter green to fill in the tree. I used the darker green to stamp the grass images leaving small spaces in between each image. I added purple flowers all around the tree trunks and ground area. Then I used a damp brush to pull the green from the grass images to fill in all around the flowers and used a wet brush to pull the green out to the edges of the scene. I added a few pink flowers in the background to draw the eye back. I applied tiny dots of white gel pen to the center of each of the purple flowers. I finished the scene by sponging blue in the sky area using an ink blending tool.
I cut four Branches Corners to use to create the branch frame. I applied double stick tape to the back three sides of the frame. I attached one full branch in the left corner, turned one on it’s side and attached to the right side of the frame. I cut the other two branches apart and attached to the lower sides of the frame. I attached the scene to the card base using ATG adhesive. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it over the scene to finish.
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Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”