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Watercoloring Floral Cards Tips & Tricks: Sketched Hydrangea Stamp Set | Pajama Crafter Stamps

Hey there, crafty friends! Today, I’m thrilled to share some watercoloring tips and tricks for creating stunning floral cards featuring the gorgeous Sketched Florals Hydrangea Stamp Set from Pajama Crafter Stamps. If you've ever admired those beautifully watercolored blooms but felt intimidated to give it a try, fear not! I've got your back with some easy-to-follow techniques and plenty of encouragement along the way.

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Watercoloring Floral Cards Tips & Tricks:

Getting Started with Watercoloring Hydrangea Blooms:

Let's dive right in, shall we? First things first, gather your supplies. You'll need some good quality watercolor paper – I prefer something with a bit of texture to really make those colors pop. As for ink, make sure to use a waterproof option (like Versafine Onyx Black) so your stamped images don't smudge when you start adding water.

Once you've got your supplies ready, it's time to stamp! Pro tip: I like to use a stamp positioning tool to ensure my images come out crisp and clear every time. After stamping, don't rush – let the ink dry completely before starting to watercolor.

Hydrangea Watercolor Card by Rick Adkins

Watercoloring Techniques for Hydrangea Blooms:

Now, let's talk technique! One of my favorite methods for watercoloring hydrangea blooms is the wet-on-wet technique. Start by lightly wetting the area you want to color with clean water. Then, pick up your distress ink with a damp brush and gently add it to the wet paper. Watch as the colors blend and bleed together, creating a soft, ethereal effect.

Don't be afraid to layer your colors to add depth and dimension to your blooms. Experiment with different shades and intensities to achieve the perfect hue. And remember, it's okay if it looks a little messy at first – watercoloring is all about embracing imperfections and letting the colors do their thing!

Hydrangea Watercolor Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Adding Depth to Hydrangea Leaves:

Now, let's not forget about those gorgeous leaves! For the leaves, I like to use a combination of Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint distress inks. Start by laying down a base layer of color, then add darker shades around the edges to create depth and definition. You can even sprinkle a little salt on the wet ink for a fun texture effect – just make sure to let it dry completely before brushing it off.

Hydrangea Watercolor Card by Rick Adkins Close Up View

Adding Sparkle and Embellishments:

Ah, who doesn't love a bit of sparkle? Once your watercoloring is done and dry, grab your Clear Overlay Glitter Pen and add a touch of shimmer to your blooms. It's like magic in a pen, I tell you! And for that extra bit of bling, why not embellish your card with some Lilac Dreams Rhinestones? They add just the right amount of sparkle without overpowering the delicate floral design.

Hydrangea Watercolor Card by Rick Adkins Side View

Finishing Touches and Assembling the Card:

Alright, it's time to put it all together! Use the Hydrangea Dies to cut out your card front, leaving a bit of space around the edges for matting. I like to use a thin mat cardstock border to frame the design and add a polished finish. And don't forget to add a sentiment – I used the Valentine Love Banner Stamp Set for the "Yours Always" sentiment on my card, but feel free to get creative with your own!

(Wondering what I used in this project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

Hydrangea Watercolor Card by Rick Adkins Overhead view

And there you have it, folks – a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful watercolored floral cards featuring the Sketched Florals Hydrangea Stamp Set from Pajama Crafter Stamps. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the process. Don't be afraid to experiment and try new things – you might just surprise yourself with what you can create!

Now, go forth and craft to your heart's content. And if you have any questions or want to share your creations, I'd love to hear from you in the comments below. Happy crafting, my friends!

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Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins

2 comentarios

15 may

Bravo Rick! Excellent post and beautiful card. I sincerely appreciate all of your valuable tips and techniques for crafting a watercolor floral card. I am looking forward to giving this a try. Thank you!

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Thanks I appreciate that

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