Cards from Class – Watercolor 101

What a fun day yesterday at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store! Renee had her crop and I got to see all of my ladies! I was helping my friend Peggy stamp some Altenew flowers with the MISTI and she told everyone to come over and watch! They were all amazed! Lots of MISTI’s and Altenew Stamps sold yesterday! Showing people easy ways to get awesome results and be creative, that’s definitely my favorite part of the store! I left to go home at 5:00 and had Chinese with my Parents. After that I came home and vegged on the couch for a bit and then ran a few errands. What a nice Saturday!

Today I have the cards that we made for the Watercolor 101 Class at the Store! The first one uses Tim Holtz Watercolor Card. I heat embossed the Hero Arts Antique Rose Stem Wood Mount Stamp and the greeting from the Concord & 9th Beautiful Words Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder. Both cards use Gansai Tambi Watercolors. For this card we just straight up added color to the image using a water brush. Simple and a good way to get use to the way to pick up color with the brush. The second card uses images from the Altenew Lotus Photopolymer Stamp Set and Arches 140lb Cold Pressed Paper. I heat embossed just the outlines along with the greeting from the Altenew Sentiments & Quotes Photopolymer Stamp Set in Copper Embossing Powder again. This time we did a wet on wet technique. They added water to the petals and then added color to the base of the petal, allowing the color to leech out into the rest of the wet area. Once they did all of the petals they came back in with a wet brush and pulled the color out from the base and then did the same for the leaf. They all love the second technique, it does give a much more realistic look than the first one. They also saw the difference between the Arches and Tim Holtz Paper. The Arches Paper is a thicker much higher quality paper and makes coloring much easier. I had a lot of fun teaching the class and all of the students said they felt a lot more comfortable watercoloring! I hope that you enjoyed seeing the cards that we made in class! Hopefully one day I will see you in one of my classes! Thank you so much for your time today! Have a super simple Sunday! šŸ™‚

SIP Watercolor 101 Cards-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Antique Rose Stem Wood Mount (Hero Arts), Lotus and Sentiments & Quotes Photopolymer (Altenew) and Beautiful Words Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Copper (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Gansai Tambi (Kuretake)

Card Stock: Rose Chintz and Crisp Green (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: Arches 140lb Cold Press and Watercolor Card (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby)

8 Replies to “Cards from Class – Watercolor 101”

  1. Oh my, how beautiful both cards are, Justin!! I love the colors and appreciate all the tips on how each was done. I would love to come to one of your classes if I lived closer!! Take care and have a wonderful Sunday.

    1. Thank you HJ! I had a lot of fun and so did all of the students! That would be awesome to have you at one of my classes! Maybe one day I will do some traveling classes! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! šŸ™‚

  2. Beautiful cards. Watercoloring is addictive! Same as the previous poster, for sure I’d be at the Stamp, Ink Paper Store and enjoying the classes.

  3. What a treat Justin! Two cards! We must have been really, really good this week to get a bonus card. Both are just gorgeous but I have to admit, the copper embossing powder on the Congrats card was the star of the show for me. I am so thrilled that I bought it from the Stamp, Ink, Paper store. It has surpassed the silver embossing powder as my favorite. It really is beautiful the way the water coloring pulls the color almost by itself. Just a wonderful, beautiful technique.

    Not much going on today. Steaks on the grille and watching the Watson Glen race. Nice and quiet and hopefully a lot less muggy outside. We need rain desperately. Had a few very quick showers yesterday but still had to water the flowers and tomato plants. Does your Dad plant a garden? Have yourself a Simply Super Sunday my friend. Love and hugs to you! XXOO šŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Grace! LOL! Yes, really good indeed! I do love that copper ep! I’m very happy that you got it from me too! The watercolor classes were awesome!
      A not much going on day can be fun! It’s lovely here weather-wise! We are supposed to have rain this week. I could do without it! My dad used to plant a garden but I don’t think that he did this year. Brian did though! Hope that you enjoyed your Sunday! XOXO Love and hugs! šŸ™‚

  4. These are beautiful class projects. I’m sure your students were thrilled with their finished projects! LOL,, glad those Misti’s sold, nice on your bottom line. Thy are an awesome product. I have two of thm and just love them. i think the ROI is well worth the cost.

    No stamping yesterday, I made myself put titles, years and journaling on my scrapbook pages. It was getting out of hand, 30 pages finally into albums.

    today, my daughter and I did lunch at CheeseCake Factory and just bummed around. Lets see if mojo finds me tonight. Take care

    1. Thank you Linda! The class sis really like the cards! The MISTI is a great tool and once everyone sees how it works they are hooked! I have two as well and I completely agree with you about the ROI!
      You were creative even without your stamping! Good for you!
      I love the Cheesecake Factory but the cheesecake there is deadly! I used to eat the Red Velvet one until I looked at the calorie content!! YIKES! LOL! Hope that your Mojo found it way back to yoU! šŸ™‚

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