Thursday, December 7, 2017

Winter Watercolor Trees {Watercolor Pencils Technique}

Hello friends! I have a clean and simple Christmas card for you today. I had some fun with my Color Splash watercolor pencils to create this. 

First I created a little puddle of water on a palette and scribbled into it with a purple watercolor pencil. I used this as a very watery "ink pad" and stamped right into it. After gently tapping the Fresh Forest trees into the purple color, I stamped them onto white cardstock. (I stamped the "farther back" tree first, and then added a little extra purple to make it darker, before stamping the "closer up" tree.) Then I created another puddle of watercolor, this time in a bright icy blue color, and I simply tapped each tree in the blue watercolor and stamped right on top of my first two trees. I love the cold icy effect it has.
After adding a sentiment, I used a paint brush and flicked a little remaining watercolor across the card, as well as added some glitter and Sparkle Silk to my trees.
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 Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your weekend is fabulous and festive as the days fly by towards Christmas! xoxo


Pam said...

Gorgeous card, Laura! /i love that technique! So pretty!

Karen Schroeder said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely beautiful! I’m definitely going to try this creates such a cool look!