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No Line Watercoloring with the Color Layering Bunny

Mar 18, 2022 Emily Midgett

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I've got some super springy inspiration for you using some of the new products from the 2022 Catalog! I love that the new Color Layering Bunny includes not just the layering stamps, but the outline stamp as well, so that you can stamp the layers or do some coloring in your choice of medium. I love using Hero Arts Contour Ink to do no-line watercoloring, so I thought I'd do some work with that today. Let's get started with the details! 

I began by stamping the sweet little bunny and a few of the wildflowers from Color Layering Bunny using Contour Ink onto some textured watercolor paper. I used the Daniel Smith Watercolor Dot Palette to add some intense but muted color to the bunny and flowers. The key to no-line coloring is to keep the wet sections separate; work in one section, then move to a section not near the wet section and add your paint. Once the first section is dried, you can begin to watercolor the spot directly adjacent; if you begin adding watercolor before the first section is completely dry, the colors will bleed into one another and your edges will not be crisp. 

Once I had finished watercoloring, I turned my attention to the card base. I wanted to create a peaceful pastoral scene for the background, so I used the Meadow HeroScape to stamp a beautiful meadow scene. I kept the color palette similarly muted to match the watercolored images, using Moss, Forever Green, and Raspberry Jam inks, also blending the dark greens at the bottom of the panel to create a continuous green meadow beneath the stamped meadow. I also used Blending Brushes to blend Passion Flower, Raspberry Jam, and a tiny touch of Pool ink around the top edges of the card to create an intense early summer sunset, when I picture bunnies to be gamboling about as they do in my backyard. 

I arranged all of the die cuts on the meadow background using foam tape for lots of dimension. I love that the large size of the bunny in the foreground really enhances the idea of the meadow in the background. The shift in sizes helps to maintain perspective on the landscape, I think. Next, I added a greeting from Color Layering Bunny which I heat embossed on a strip of vellum. The final touch was to add a few swaying vines snipped from a Palm Forest Vines die cut and adhered with Precision Glue.  

Well, that's all for my project today! This super saturated color combination on today's project is a bit outside of my normal wheelhouse of minimal color palettes, but sometimes it's good to do something different, right? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day! 

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CM589 Color Layering Bunny | Hero Arts
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CM559 Meadow HeroScape | Hero Arts
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DI933 Forest Vines Window Die (B) |...
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AF468 Contour Ink Pad | Hero Arts
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AF343 Moss Bold Ink | Hero Arts
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AF229 Forever Green Mid-Tone Shadow...
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AF228 Raspberry Jam Mid-Tone Shadow...
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AF212 Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink | Hero...
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AF243 Passion Flower Shadow Ink |...
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MI003 Ink Blending Brushes | Hero Arts
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PD102 Watercolor Dot Palette | Hero Arts
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PS772 Classic Vellum Layering Paper...
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PS310 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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GW102 Precision Glue XL | Hero Arts
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3 Responses

josmary Lorena flores

josmary Lorena flores

March 23, 2022

Omg this is so pretty

Shelley Shaubel

Shelley Shaubel

March 18, 2022

I just love this ! Awesome job

Sharon Gullikson

Sharon Gullikson

March 18, 2022

This is just gorgeous! The sky, the field, the flowers…..you did an absolutely awesome job.

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