Monday, March 08, 2021

Spellbinders Watercolor Florals collection

I'm ready for springgggg, and since the flowers aren't quite ready to bloom yet, I've got some new floral stamps to share! Spellbinders just released a new Watercolor Florals collection, and the loose sketchy style by new artist Sushma Hegde is so fun to work with! 

For this card, I used the separate floral stem images to build a little bouquet, trying to sort of connect the stems into a little bundle. You can see where I wiped some ink away from the stamps here and there to make this concept work without having to do any fiddly masking. 

Once all the images were in place, I misted my watercolor panel with water, and dotted in some watercolor paint over the flowers, letting the water pull the color into the pattern the misting created. I misted again after the color was down to let the paint move out a little more. I'll work on a tutorial of this technique to share in April! I love this atmospheric look for floral images.

After the panel was dry, I went back in with more direct coloring to add some shading and detail. Clean and simple!
For my second card, I stamped 3 identical matboard squares using 3 of the images from the set, then colored them in with a vintage color palette, using pencils and Zig markers. The white card base is embossed with a new folder from Spellbinders, and you can find it here - it's a really fun design with all-over modern florals.

The sentiment set coordinates with the watercolor images, and it's full of floral and everyday sayings! Love it.

What signs of spring are you seeing where you live? My daffodils and surprise lilies are pushing up, irises maybe... I need to take a walk around the yard and scout it out!

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  1. BEAUTIFUL WORK, Dina! LOVE your water coloring with these images! I look forward to seeing your tutorial in April! ;) The flowers are popping up out of the ground here too, & the birds are singing in the morning & throughout the day! LOVING the sunshine too! ;)<3

  2. Love, love, love - can't wait for more details on this technique. I think is one I did years ago and forgot about. All of your work is so inspiring.

  3. Love both cards, the watercolor one looks fabulous and I love the 3 squares using portion of the stamp!