Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy Saturday and St. Patricks Day!

Are you crafting in green today for St. Patricks Day? Hi, Janelle Stollfus today with a project I was hoping would have a bit of the Irish luck!

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I decided to challenge myself by starting my card base with a shade of green in honor of today's holiday. I wasn't sure if I could layer colors over the top of it and boy did I have fun!

Here's my supplies and what I did.

  • Waterproof Black Ink Pad
  • Distress Oxide Ink Pads (shown) or Gouache Paint - pink, purple and yellow
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Paintbrushes
  • White Paint (not shown)
  • Black Pen Fine
  1. In a plastic palette or non-porous tray use Phthalo Green and a little Lemon Yellow Color Burst along with water to make a liquid watercolor.
  2. Spread all over watercolor paper with brush and let dry. If desired, lift color off with paper towel while wet.
  3. Stamp Itoh Poppies with waterproof black ink onto green watercolor paper.
  4. With oxide inks or gouache paint (add white gouache for same effect as oxide inks) color flowers leaving areas of green exposed.
  5. Use white paint to splatter drops around center flower. Use a torn paper or crumpled paper towel to cover center of paper for a mask. Let paint dry.
  6. Use a water loaded paint brush to dilute white paint and use to highlight edges of paper. Let dry.
  7. Stamp a sentiment with the words Happy and Day on leftover green paper. Trim and glue onto peonies background.
  8. Draw a border around background and sentiment words with undiluted white paint. When dry repeat with black pen for scribbling line detail.
  9. Glue onto white card base.

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Cheri said...

Stunning, Janelle!

Janelle Stollfus said...

Thank you, Cheri! Itoh Peonies is an amazing stamp!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job. Great tutorial which I am going to try.