Thursday, April 7, 2016

11th Anniversary for JessicaLynnOriginal!

JessicaLynnOriginal is having an 11th Anniversary Celebration and the Design Team has been asked to share a favorite stamp and technique!

I LOVE Brentwood Owl stamps!  For my technique I chose to show some steps to watercolor my Brentwood images.

For my card above, I used Canson Bristol 96lb paper.  I like this paper for not only stamping using Archival Black Ink but also use it to print digital images I want to watercolor.  When printing digital images I recently bought a Laser it!  My next favorite watercolor paper is Ranger Watercolor paper for stamping and doing color washes.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens are my preferred watercoloring medium along with a water brush.

I use a flat, smooth board and low tack tape to hold my image in place, pull out the colors I want to use and begin.

I color section by section by first using the water brush to lay down some water and then use the watercolor pen to apply the color.

When I have the image colored I use my heat tool to dry it and then carefully remove the low tack tape.  For this image, I also used a cool gray Copic marker to color the jar.  One of the things I like about doing the watercolor is no bleed through like I get when I use Copics.
(a little Cool Gray Copic bleed through on the back of the image panel, but no watercolor bleed through.)

Other ways I have watercolored:
*Smoosh Distress inks or dye inks onto a craft mat or acrylic block and pick the color up using the water brush or paint brush.
*Use waterbased markers and scribble on a piece of acetate or acrylic block and pick up the color using the water brush or paint brush.
There are so many different coloring mediums and ways to watercolor.  Just experiment and find the way you enjoy best!  It has to be no stress and fun!

There is a free digital image being offered for a limited time at  Be sure to download it from the online store and share your creation with us at the JessicaLynnOriginal facebook page!

1 comment:

  1. Adorable card and I'm so glad to learn about your water color process! Thank you for sharing!