Hey everyone! It's Miriam here today with a little tutorial for you. I needed a quick set of Thank You notes this week. This is Carina's last week at preschool! It's hard to believe, she's spent almost five years there, and Ellie was there for two years as well.
These cards are for the girls special teachers that we're leaving behind. They feature the Gardenia Blooms Journaling Card Die and a sentiment from Paper Cut Flowers.
I thought I would provide a little tutorial for you:
I had an old Gardenia Blooms die cut that I used as a guide.
Then I used Derwent Inktense pencils to lightly trace along the inside edge of the blooms and leaves. I didn't trace all around the openings just toward the center of the flowers.
This is what it looks like when you remove the guide.
I normally don't watercolor directly on my cardstock because it will warp, but this requires very little water. This is also why I'm using a real paintbrush as opposed to a waterbrush, it's easier to control the amount of water in a paintbrush as opposed to a waterbrush.
I use the guide to make sure I'm on the right track and then (totally optional) I add a bit more pencil for additional color/dimension.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!