Video: Loose Watercoloring with Magnolia Branches Cover Plate
You can view the video tutorial below or HERE on the Hero Arts YouTube channel.
I started out the card by die cutting the Magnolia Branches Cover Plate using the new Luxe White Watercolor Paper. This paper is just perfect for easy watercoloring. For my color medium today I'm using Reactive Inks in Lemon Drop, Key Lime Fizz and Taffy. I'll also add in just a touch of Fresh Lawn Mid-tone Shadow Ink.
By using the packing I store my dies and stamps in, I placed some Lemon Drop Reactive Ink down and started watercoloring with a size 2 round point paint brush. Once I had the Lemon Drop ink color over the flowers, I wet down my panel by spritzing it with water to add in some of the Taffy ink with the Lemon Drop to get a great blend of color.
After I blended the colors to my liking, I heat set it before I went onto my branches. The branches were watercolored with Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink and a touch of Fresh Lawn Mid-tone Shadow Ink. Yes you can watercolor with your Mid-tone inks. I just make sure to use it with my Reactive Inks.
Mixing the two green colors gives my branches a little more definition. To build up the panel, I die cut two more Magnolia Branches Cover Plates from Dove White cardstock and stacked them together ending with my colored panel on top. For a pop of color, I used Coral cardstock to place behind the watercolor panel before I placed everything onto a Side Folded Card. A simple sentiment from the new Creative Quotes stamp set in Intens-ified Black ink and a few Hero Hues Enamel Dots in Green finished off this card nicely.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I've inspired you to create a card with the Magnolia Branches Cover Plate and your Hero Arts inks.
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