Hey, everyone! There's a new craft kit at Taylored Expressions! If you loved the Field Notes Kit, I have a pretty good feeling you will love the new Field Notes 2 Kit. The kits is designed by a dear friend, Lori Craig, and includes a pretty floral bouquet image, heartfelt sentiments, the greatest splatter background, and more. It was a wonderful kit to create with and I hope that you enjoy the projects that I have to share with you!
Here’s everything included the Field Notes 2 Kit – which retails for $55:
- Sketchbook Bouquet stamp set
- Sketchbook Bouquet Die
- Sketchbook Bouquet Stencil
- Splatter Background stamp
- 6 Watercolor 111 lb. A2 Cardstock Panels
- 6 Textured Watercolor A2 Envelopes
- 6 Custom Envelope Seals
- Packaged in a zippered pouch with a custom kit label
Limited quantity available. Most items not available to purchase individually.
The new Field Notes 2 Kit is available to purchase RIGHT NOW in the Taylored Expressions webstore!
The Field Notes 2 Kit is perfect for watercolor techniques and I used the Karin BrushmarkerPRO markers to watercolor on this project. There are watercolor panels included in the kit and we curated several BrushmarkerPRO TE Palette Packs to get you started with watercoloring techniques with these great markers. The packs include 5 markers and there are 3 sets to chose from, including my personal picks: Burgundy, Sapphire Blue, Curry, Blush, and Henna. I used my palette on both of the projects that I am sharing today!
For this first card, I embossed the floral bouquet image onto the watercolor panel using white embossing powder. My go to technique with the markers is wet on wet. I use a clean, wet brush to wet the watercolor cardstock in the different areas of the image and then touch the marker onto those areas to add the color. The color will automatically start to spread and I use my paintbrush to move the color where I want it to go. I like how the embossed image creates like a well that helps contain the color and wherever the image is embossed, it will resist the color.
I used Burgundy on the flower petals, Curry for the stems, Blush and Henna in the flower centers, and Sapphire Blue around the outside of the image. Where you want the color more saturated, keep adding color until you get the look you want. The spatters on the image are not done with a brush! I used the mini spatter stamp in the kit with Chocolate Truffle ink.
The finishing touches on this project are the sentiment stamped in Chocolate Truffle ink, the scalloped frame cut out with a Frame in Frame 2 die around the edge, and Bits & Pieces - Clear Drip Drops scattered through the image.
For this card, I stamped the floral bouquet in Chocolate Truffle ink onto a watercolor panel and did a light wash of color over the whole image with a mixture of the Burgundy and Henna marker colors. I scribbled the colors onto the Mini Media Mat and then used my brush to mix and pick the color up. After I did the wash, I went back in and added painted details like the darker color around the flower middle, the stems, and the flower centers. I added the spatters with the small spatter stamp using Chocolate Truffle ink and I cut the image out using the coordinating die.
The background of the card is stamped with the floral bouquet with Sugar Cube ink on Toffee cardstock. I stamped the center bouquet first and then covered it with the coordinating stencil to mask the image and stamped the bouquet on both sides so that they appear to come out from behind the center bouquet. I "spattered" the whole background using the Spatter Background stamp with Sugar Cube ink and then went in with the smaller spatter stamp to add the Chocolate Truffle spatters.
The sentiment is stamped on watercolor cardstock with Chocolate Truffle ink and cut out with a Stitched Banner Stacklets die. I popped the bouquet and sentiment strip up with foam squares on the card front.
This card will be featured on the Taylored Expressions blog this Thursday (2/11) including a video showing how I created the card from start to finish. I hope you are able to stop by and check it out!
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 2 Kit! Stop back again, I will have more crafty inspiration to share with you soon!