Country Livin’ Watercolor
I pulled out my Country Livin’ set for this post. I used the Stampin’ Blends to color the truck inside the barn. I used Stampin’ Write Markers a few days ago for this card using the Cozy Cottage Hostess Set. I thought it would be fun to use Stampin’ Write Markers and the Country Livin’ set for today.
I inked the truck using a Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker, the wheels with a Basic Black marker, and the grass in Old Olive. After breathing on the stamp to reactivate the ink, I stamped on Watercolor paper. Of course, knowing that sometimes you miss a spot when you use markers on a large area, I used my Stamparatus. As I expected, there were a few areas I missed. (Note that the rails on the truck bed were left off on purpose.) So it was simple to stamp again over the original to achieve a full image.
I used a paint brush and water to pull the color into the image for a watercolored look. While I love using an Aqua Painter to watercolor, it doesn’t work as well for this technique, because you get too much water with it.
The truck is full of flowers ready to go to the market. I actually used flower stamps from another set and inked them in Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry with a little Old Olive for leaves, but the detail didn’t come out. It’s ok, though, becuase I really only wanted the suggestion of flowers.
After adding a hint of watered down Night of Navy for the sky and some Clear Wink of Stella for the windows and headlights, I decided it was time to stop. I knew I wanted a rustic look, so grabbed a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I added it to a Crumb Cake card base that I had stamped flowers (from the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set), then covered the seam with Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding.
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