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taylored expressions - big blooms - daffodils + video


Hey, everyone! I have a project to share today that is also featured over on the Taylored Expressions blog. Spring is coming soon - or so we hope! I used the Big Blooms - Daffodils stamp and brought a little springtime into my craft room!

Watch the video below to see how I added watercolor to the daffodil image that I embossed onto watercolor cardstock:


In the video, I show you how I added watercolor to the Big Blooms - Daffodils image that is embossed onto watercolor cardstock with white embossing powder. I used liquid watercolors in the following colors: Pineapple, Candy Corn, Peapod, and Toffee.


I really like doing watercolor with embossed images. The embossed lines are raised up from the paper a bit and create enclosed areas on the image to contain the watercolor. The embossed lines also resist the watercolor and that makes me feel like I have a bit more control over where my color is going on my project!


The technique I use for adding watercolor to the flower image is wet on wet. I add water with my brush to the different areas I want to add color to and then add the color a little at a time. The color will flow where the paper is wet. I first added Pineapple liquid watercolor to the flowers and then added shading using Candy Corn liquid watercolor. A little paint goes a long way, take your time, and keep adding color to build up the saturation where you want it.

The sentiment on my card is created with the Rejoice Script die. I die cut the word three times and stacked them together to create a bit thicker sentiment to pop up a bit on my project. My final touch was a few Bits & Pieces - White Rhinestones embellishments for some sparkle and shine! This card is perfect to send for Easter or for any other reason to celebrate!


Thank you so much for stopping by today! I will be back soon with more crafty inspiration to share!