Hey, everyone! Today, I have a few projects to share with you that I created with the new Field Notes Kit from Taylored Expressions! This kit is everything botanical and floral and perfect for your favorite coloring techniques!
Here's everything included the Field Notes Kit - which retails for $85:
- Sketchbook Florals stamp set
- Sketchbook Florals die collection
- Field Notes stamp set
- Rough Draft Background stamp
- Masking Stencils - Frayed Edge Rectangles
- 6 Custom Envelope Seals
- 6 Colored Envelopes
- Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label
There are also have a few other new items debuting today that are available to purchase separately: extra envelope seals, new Bits & Pieces - Clear Drip Drop embellishments, and our new watercolor paper.
One of my favorite coloring techniques is embossing images with clear or white embossing powder and then adding watercolor to color the images. I recently have purchased the new Karin Brushmarkers and have been enjoying doing watercolor techniques with them. I embossed one of the floral images from the Sketchbook Florals stamp set from the Field Notes Kit three times across a piece of watercolor paper with white embossing powder and then added color using a wet on wet technique.
Watch the video below to see how this card came together as well as the coloring technique that I used with the Karin Brushmarkers:
This project and video tutorial are also featured on the Taylored Expressions blog today!
I added distressing and texture to the watercolored image by pressing the Rough Draft Background stamp onto parts of the design as well as using a paint brush to add splatters using the Plum Brushmarker color and Opaque White Copic Ink.
The Rough Draft Background is also stamped onto the Toffee cardstock background with Sugar Cube ink. I used the Masking Stencils - Frayed Edge Rectangles set from the Field Notes Kit to mask off the edges of the background while I stamped.
This card is finished off with the new Bits & Pieces - Clear Drip Drops embellishments that are debuting today. I scattered them across the floral image - they look like dew drops on the flowers!
I did the same coloring technique for this card and tags set as the first project. I embossed the blooms from the Sketchbook Florals stamp set in white and then applied color using a wet on wet technique with the Karin Brushmarkers. One of the things I love about embossing an image for watercoloring is how the raised embossing creates perfect areas for the color to go. I feel like I have much more control over the watercolor when I am painting!
The flowers are cut out with the coordinating Sketchbook Floral dies and I tied the small tag die cut stamped with the 'hello' to the flower stems with burlap twine. I stamped the tag bases with the dotted grid image from the Field Notes stamp set and then layered the blooms over the top.
I attached one of the tags to a card front with a background that I stamped with the same bloom using Sugar Cube ink on Avocado cardstock. I added a few of the new Bits & Pieces - Clear Drip Drops to the tags to finish off the design.
Thank you so much for joining me today. Make sure you stop by the Taylored Expressions blog to see more and link up the the TE Creative Team blog posts for today. You can also find more details about the new Field Notes Kit! Stop back again, I will have more crafty inspiration to share with you soon!