Monday, June 1, 2015

Water-colored Tree

I made this water-colored tree to feature the Die'sire Classiques - Spring/Summer Metal Dies - Four Seasons

I de-bossed into a piece of A2 size Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock.

On the back side of the card, I rubbed white crayon over the raised outlines, creating a wax resist for water coloring. I scribbled Spectrum Aqua Markers Terracotta, Chocolate onto a palette and picked up color with a water brush, allowing the colors to dry. 

Next, I added leaves - Spectrum Aqua Markers Bud Green, Evergreen, Navy. While they were still wet, I added more browns to the trunk allowing the colors to blend and create an artsy look.

I used the same colors in the ground area and blended them together with a wet brush. I used the in tip of all three colors to create random blades of grass, then blurred them with the water brush.  After it dried, I went back in with the thin tip of Bud Green and added some more, blending at the base.

TIPS:  Use a paper towel to clean your brush in between colors and wipe off excess water. Continue to add water and color until you are happy with it.  

 The sentiment is from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - True Colors stamped with an India ink pad. I edged the water colored layer with Spectrum Aqua Markers Black.

Crafter Companion Supplies Used:
Die'sire Classiques - Spring/Summer Metal Dies - Four Seasons
Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - True Colors
Spectrum Aqua Markers 
Tree trunk: Terracotta, Chocolate 
leaves, ground: Bud Green, Evergreen, Navy
edge: Black
Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock
Shimmering Cards black pearl
India ink pad
Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner

Complete supplies included at the bottom.

Shout out: My design was inspired by a beautiful card in a post by Dina.

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion Education  and Inspiration Team members. You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

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