Birthday Wishes & Watercolor Washes

SSS Birthday WishesComing at you today with a two quick cards. I stamped and stamped some images on some watercolor paper and then did quick washes over the top. No masking, no frills.
SSS Birthday WishesOnce I’d stamped all of my balloons (using the SSS Birthday Bits stamp set) with Intense Black ink, I painted one quick watercolor wash, let it dry, and then darkened up some areas here and there with the same color of paint. I used my gansai tambi watercolors for this. It seems like I use nothing else lately! After everything dried a second time, I added a few splatters of paint on top with white paint. In the case of the blue/green colored card, I also added some very dark splatters with the same blue/green color I used for the overall wash.

SSS Birthday WishesWhen all that dried, I stamped my sentiment from the same set, using my mini misti tool to make sure it stamped evenly. I then cut the panel into a 4.25″x5.5″ size using a stitched rectangle die. I adhered the panels to card bases, and added some sequins here and there for a finishing touch.
SSS Birthday WishesHappy Monday, everyone!


5 thoughts on “Birthday Wishes & Watercolor Washes”

  1. I also found you on the SSS blog. These are gorgeous! One of my favorite sets. Will be trying this technique. Thanks.

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