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Water Colour Meadow Flowers

I do love the Meadow dies and wanted to have another go at water colouring them. It is actually really easy, not too messy and the effect is so pretty.

I have created a short video for you showing how I did it using water colour paper, water painters and Stampin’ Up! ink refills.

It's a good idea to use a silicone mat of some sort to keep the water and ink contained and a little kitchen towel on hand to mop up any excess and wipe the brushes off. I used the wide brush to wet the die cut before adding colour, you could use a single brush, you would just need to wipe away any residual colour more often.

As you can see, the tiniest amount of ink from a refill bottle is all that is needed and it is absolutely fine for the colours to bleed together a little so no need to let dry between colours or try and be too precise.

I made lots of flowers so was able to create the three cards shown here and still have a few spares.

Each of the cards is A6 size with a white panel cut to fit the flowers I wanted to add. The white layers have been embossed using the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder, it gives a really lovely effect and works well as a background for the flowers.

Behind this white panel is a slightly larger rectangle of coloured cardstock and I've picked out a colour to compliment or match the flowers in the card.

I've gone for really small sentiments, two are from Sending Hugs and one is from Sweet as a Peach. They have all been cut using a die from the Peach dies and the die cut piece stuck on using mini dimensionals.

These flowers really are a lot of fun to create, I love that no two will be the same. I have listed the colours used for information but as long as you have at least one shade of green the rest is really up to you!

Thanks for looking,

Katie x


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