Card Making Ideas - Add
Flower Stems to Your Printable Cards
Adding flower stems to your greeting cards is one of the
quickest and easiest of my card making ideas. Don't be concerned that it's a
watercolor technique, you'll be surprised at how easy and effective it is. Also
unlike the fabric paint which takes a day to dry, the watercolor dries very
quickly. When I'm in a hurry, I use a dryer to speed the process, your hair
dryer will work just fine.
Let's see how it's done.....
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I find it easiest to paint my flower stems upside down. This
is a watercolor enhancement. I use my favorite Loew Cornell Miracle Wedge brush
and load it with a rich mixture of Hooker's Green paint. The stroke is made
smoothly "down" to where the stem touches the edge of the paper.
2. Because the print shows a shadow on one side of the stem, I
paint the extension the same way. This is done by loading the brush with a
yellower green and painting alongside the still
wet dark green so the colors
blend and suggest a round stem.In the palette, you can see that I've put some
yellow a little distance from the Hooker's Green that I used for the first part
of the stem. Then I mix a little of each together to get a lighter green.
be concerned about a perfect color match, it's the effect that's important.
a few times on a scrap piece of paper so that you feel confident when you paint
on the card.
turning the paper until you feel comfortable with the direction of the stroke.
You may find it easier to work away from the flower rather than towards it.
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