Now onto the card. I was inspired by this image I saw on Pinterest. I started by penciling out my image onto watercolor paper. Excuse the photos, as I was taking them with my phone as I went.
Step 1: I drew my image in with pencil onto watercolor paper. (If you aren't a sketcher, you can always use stamps...stamp an image and paint them in with this same technique!) When happy with my penciled image, I start painting. I always start painting with a lot of water and a little bit of color. You can add deeper color as you go, but start off light at first for the base. Here I've used red for the flowers (when mixed with water, has a pink tint). I mixed blue and green to get this shade of teal for the banner.
Step 3: I've added some darker shades of watercolor (using less water) over the top to add more dimension.
Last, a "Thank you" was stamped with Papertrey Ink's Think Big Favorites #2 after the card was dry.
I'd love to see what you are making with watercolors, please leave me a note if you do make something "watercolor" inspired!
Thank You Watercolor card and envelope:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Think Big Favorites #2
INK: True Black, watercolors
PAPER: Artist's Loft by Michael's Stores (watercolor paper pad), envelope by Papertrey Ink, white cardstock
DIES: Envelope Liner die