Faux Watercolor Flower Wreath


Happy Saturday everyone,

a couple of weeks ago I tried something new. Since I'm not that good in freehand coloring I decided to use some stamps from Winnie & Walter (In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya) and My Favorite Things (Desert Bouquet) to create my flower wreath.

At first I draw a thin circle pencil line and then stamped the different flower and leaf images to build a wreath. I used Studio Calico Color Theory Dye Inks on Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper (140 lb). To achieve that Faux Watercolor look I carefully went over the stamped images with a ZIG Watercolor Brush to make them more blurry. I didn't put any water to the smallest images which I used as fillers because I wanted to keep the crisp stamped lines.

After everthing was completely dry I stamped the «Make a Wish» sentiment from the My Favorite Things «Brushstroke Birthday» stamp set in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with «Gold Rich Pale Regular» embossing powder from WOW!. The brushstroke is from the MFT «Abstract Art» set. I stamped the middle of the aqua flowers in Tsukineko Golden Glitz ink to add a little bit more gold to my project which measured approximately 8" x 11" in the end.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kommentare :

I Card Everyone hat gesagt…

REally stunning, Anja!!! Frame it, please! It is a masterpiece!
=] Michele

donna mikasa hat gesagt…

So beautiful, Anja!

Shelly hat gesagt…

This is gorgeous!!

Julie Mogford hat gesagt…

Wow!!!! Love this so much!

Stephanie Klein hat gesagt…

Wow - ich bin hin und weg! So eine tolle Technik und die Karte ist einfach nur wunder-wunderschön!!
Liebe Grüsse

Tracy hat gesagt…

It so lovely Anja. The softening you did really adds to the overall look. Hugs!

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