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>> Friday, November 21, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday! 
I hope your week has gone well and you're not too cold! It's been pretty chilly around here. So it was perfect weather to think about making more holiday cards. My card today came about because I saw a really neat, free form water color card using ornaments. Since I haven't had my water colors out in a quite awhile, it really spurred me on to get them out and have a go. Then I realized I don't have a "blank" ornament, so I took my Nativity Ornament and did some surgery on it and stamped the new ornament outline with the pumice ink (after stamping off once) onto water color paper. This w/c paper isn't my's a little rougher and grainer than what I usually use, but I couldn't remember where I put the other paper. Anyway, the pumice ink after stamping off 1 time, just leaves a bare outline that pretty much disappears when all the coloring is finished. Now the coloring took me a long time because the color has to be painted in layers & allowed to dry in between. I'm not one to appreciate watching paint dry, so I helped it a lot w/ a heat gun. The splotchy, free form look is intended to be that way and I'm pretty satisfied with it. 

I added a little splatter and went back w/ a fine line paint brush to remove some paint for the highlights along the edges then stamped the greeting & drew the lines to the ornament tops. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
paper: water color, red linen
ink: Distress ink pumice stone, Versafine onyx
accessories: tube water colors, #10 round brush, #0 liner brush


Karin said...

Your surgery on the stamp was a genius idea! These watercolored Christmas baubles look simply beautiful!

Shelia said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Julie!!!

Sue said...

WOW! I almost didn't recognize the Nativity stamp!! What a bold colorful card- very artsy!

Robin Clendenning said...

Pretty satisfied???? I would be jumping up and down if I had painted that!!!Geeze girl, this is phenomenal!! I absolutely adore this water colored card...move over Copics!!! Wow Julie! When you said surgery, did you mean taping off the nativity part? Well anyway, this is just gorgeous and I would love to water color that well!

Donna Whitten said...

Such a pretty card!

Janett Ray said...

Great card and the layout is perfect. Just a beautiful card.

Samantha said...

A true work of art. Great job, Julie!

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