Speedcolor: Exotic Garden Emboss Resist Watercolor

Feb 15, 2020Birthday Cards7 comments

Speedcolor: Exotic Garden Emboss Resist Watercolor

Feb 15, 2020Birthday Cards7 comments

Let’s dive into another new stamp set!

Are you in love with the February Stamp & Die release from Altenew? One of my favorites is the Exotic Garden stamp set. It’s a single stamp floral arrangement that is just gorgeous! Today’s design might look unbelievable, but it’s actually pretty easy. Let’s take a look!

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Start with Emboss Resist

I knew that I wanted to do some easy emboss resist watercolor so I could show off the new Artist Watercolor 24 Pan set. So, instead of just embossing the whole image, I masked off the bottom half, embossed, then flipped the card and repeated the emboss process to get a mirror image that would be separated by the sentiment strip.

I kept the watercolor selections simple – shades of purple, cherry blossom, rain forest and rock collection. I didn’t do any specific technique to make the lighter and darker areas – just added a bit more color to create the darker areas.

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Of course, it’s easier to show than to tell, so I put together a quick speedcoloring video so you can see the image come to life. Yes, it is a speed video, but it only took 16 minutes in real time to do the coloring. See… not a big commitment for a fantastic result.

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This stamp set has quickly made it to my must-have list. How about you? I can’t wait to see all of the creative projects you make with it!

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Speedcolor: Exotic Garden Emboss Resist Watercolor