Hi friends! Happy Friday!! Welcome to the latest edition of Yippee for Yana with Yana Smakula! I love the brightly colored watercolor card design she came up with! Please be sure to watch the video and enjoy!
Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and I’m excited to bring you another episode from my by-monthly “Yippee For Yana” video series! In today’s video I’m combing fruits and flowers to create a stamped and watercolor pattern for a card. For my watercoloring I am going to use new-to-me product – Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. I have found these to be fun and convenient for some quick coloring.
I started working on my card by creating masks for the 4 main images I planned to group into a cluster. I stamped images onto post it notes and cut out with the help of scissors. Next, I started working on my pattern. Because I knew I’d be doing lots of watercoloring I used Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper for my stamping. I love to use paper from Arches and whenever I plan to do a lot of stamping (and later watercoloring) as Hot Pressed paper performs best; it is nice and smooth and allows for crisp stamped impressions even without the use of a stamping tool like MISTI or similar.
I used images from Dancing Fruits (Lemon), Sketch Ranunculus (2 ranunculus flowers and filler images) and Handwritten Floral Greetings (Large Leaf) sets. If you don’t have these exact stamp sets look for similar images. You’ll need a fruit, two large flowers, a leaf cluster, and some additional floral branches.
I stamped 3 nearly identical clusters onto my panel and added some filler images coming in from the sides to create the illusion of a continuous pattern. Next, I watercolored my pattern with the help of Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens and Black Velvet Silver Brushes #2, #4 and #6. Watch my video tutorial for details.
After my coloring was done I used Simon’s Believe in the Season stamp set; stamped and die-cut the word “Believe” and also heat embossed a sub sentiments that reads “You Can and You Are Halfway There”.
Lastly, I coated several of the watercolor images with Nuvo Crystal Glaze for a pop of shine and dimension.
I hope you’ll give this a try. Have fun stamping!
Thanks for reading today and thanks to Yana for being our guest!