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Three Watercolor Flower Cards

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 These stamped flower cards from Posh Impressions have an artful delicacy and transparency that captivates the viewer. It is true watercolor at its very best.

 

Materials:

  • Dee Gruenig Marvy brush art markers
  • Watercolor brush from local stamp or art supply store
  • Watercolor paper called hot press from art supply store. Two good brands are Arches & Cannon
  • Le Pen or Le Plume fine point pen from Marvy or similar
  • Watercolor Flower Set #1 seen at right
  • Spatter Stamp found in the same set (click link at left & spatter stamp is at top left of set you will see in the close up. Available only as part of the set.
  • Optional: you might want to try it with Prang conventional watercolors, too.

Modern Marvy Watercolor & Ink Iris

Iris Watercolor Card

Steps:

  1. Color Iris stamp with Marvy marker, wet it slightly.
     
  2. Stamp on watercolor paper.
     
  3. Use watercolor brush with water to “move” the ink around a bit.
     
  4. Wet paper in spots & use splatter stamp on the wet paper.
     
  5. Touch up further by putting Marvy pen color on an acrylic mount using it as a palette.
     
  6. After ink is dried, delicately sketch some black accents on it.

 

Modern Marvy Watercolor & Ink Coneflowers

Cone Flower Watercolor Card

Steps:

  1. Trim watercolor paper to 3 ½ x 5 ¼”.
     
  2. Edge edges of panel with gold pen.
     
  3. Place work over coordinating pink panel 5 ¾ x 3 ¾, leaving larger overlap on top & bottom than on sides.
     
  4. Cut slit in center of card fold. Slip sheer light green ribbon through slit & secure on back of card.
     
  5. Layer watercolor panel over a 4 ¾ x 6 ¾” white card.

 

Modern Marvy Watercolor & Ink Daffodil

Daffodil Watercolor Card

Steps:

  1. Trim watercolor panel to 3 1/8 x 4 1/2 “.
     
  2. Edge panel with gold pen.
     
  3. Make a card of 4 1/8 x 5 ¾” from rust colored cardstock.
     
  4. Cut a 2 ¾ x 5 ¾”panel from green cardstock.
     
  5. Glue cardstock to right side of card.
     
  6. Cut a 78” x 4 ¾” panel from green cardstock.
     
  7. Cut a 2 ¼ x 3 ¾” panel from rust cardstock.
     
  8. Layer as shown in example with green on rust, rust on green.
     
  9. Edge flower delicately with fine black pen.

 

 

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Hi There! These cards are beautiful! I especially like the iris. My soon to be husband has irises growing here in VT, well, not this very minute as it's still quite cold with snow, and we're expecting a snowstorm. Keep up the beautiful work. I am so inspired by coming here to this site. Thank you. Nina

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