Happy Tuesday everyone!!! You know what that means….I have an amazing technique to share with you! Today we are playing with watercolor and I’m going to show your how to create a rounded out pillow! It’s super fun and easy and looks amazing on your comfy porch swing!
Isn’t this card so calming and peaceful? I love it! Those bright colors in the pillows and cushion look comfy and I can feel the cool summer breeze just looking at it. Can’t you????
Let’s start with the focal point first. I got a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the swing and birdie from the Sitting Here Stamp Set with Basic Gray Archival Ink. You will want to use an Archival Ink so that the color doesn’t run when you start watercoloring! I went with gray because it is a little softer than black. Using an Aqua Painter, I colored the swing with Chocolate Chip, birdie in Crushed Curry, and the bench cushion in Bermuda Bay. Remember you never need to squeeze additional water in your Aqua Painter unless you are cleaning out the color to move to another one. You also want to focus on using just the tip of the pen….that very small point. If you press harder the brush will fan out and go all over and it will release more water then. When you are ready to change colors, just brush onto a scrap piece of paper or paper towel till the brush is clean and then move to the next color. I stamped the other 2 pillows in Basic Gray onto scrap cardstock and colored them as well. I used Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry. Then I cut out the pillows. I added the orange pillow to the card with regular Snail Adhesive. For the round pillow, I took the other end (not the brush tip) of my Aqua Painter and ran it around the edge of my round pillow. The rounded end of the Aqua Painter presses on the cardstock and makes it curl in like a bottle cap. This is how you get that fabulous rounded pillow. Then I adhered the pillow to my card with a Stampin’ Dimensional. I love how it looks so real and amazing. Those rounded edges cover up the dimensional and make it look so real. Thank you to Glenda Travelstead for that amazing technique! I love it! I stamped the greeting from the Sitting Here Stamp Set on the bottom in Bermuda Bay. Now it is time to assemble. I tied some Bermuda Bay Stitched Ribbon around the vanilla piece and then layered this onto a piece of Tangerine Tango (4″ x 5-1/4″). I added this all to a Crumb Cake card base!
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