Growing in Unity Day 3

Today, I’m bring you a couple more cards, but this time I watercolored them. I’ve always been a huge fan of watercolor because the shading is so much easier to me than any other paint mediums.

My first card was created using the adorable Brandy & Emma Goodbye stamp set. I fell in love with this set because it always reminds me of my daughter who has a Golden Retriever.

AnneMichelle Creates – Aspen

I started out by taping down a 5.5″ x 4.25″ panel of Canson XL Series Aquarelle watercolor paper onto my Tim Holtz Travel-size Glass Media Mat using regular painters tape. I stamped all of my images using Versafine onyx black ink. I used my Koi Watercolor Set, Jane Davenport Neutrals set and Jane Davenport bright colors set. I always keep 2 water jars when I’m using my watercolors, 1 clean & 1 dirty. I also keep a wide watercolor brush to lay down my water for wet-on-wet watercoloring and then I use my Kuretake watercolor brush for dropping in/painting color. When I watercolor, I like to let it dry naturally for the most part, which usually means I have to set it aside for a bit before I can work on it again (if you watercolor 2 different colors side by side, they can bleed into each other) or I have to use my heat tool to set if I want to rush the process.

AnneMichelle Creates Watercolor Beach

I wanted the sail on the boat to shimmer, so I used my Kuratake Starry Colors watercolor set.

AnneMichelle Creates Watercolor Beach

This card came together so simply. I didn’t add any embellishments to it at all, but I did trim down my panel, and used foam tape to add it to a 110lb card base.

AnneMichelle Creates Watercolor Beach

Same as yesterday, I prepared several watercolored images because I wasn’t sure which one I wanted to present to you. I’ve already started working on creating Christmas cards and I went ahead and prepared one using the September 2015 KOTM, Our Hearts to Yours. This kit is truly full of so much goodness!! This time, I started with my Koi watercolor kit, but I wanted a little more sparkle and shine, so I went over the green and painted the stars and ornaments in the image using the Kuratake Gem Colors watercolor set. This set has such a nice shine to it! I stamped the sentiment from the same kit and added a few flat-backed clear sequins to finish it off. I haven’t trimmed or mounted it onto a card base yet, I usually wait until I’m ready to mail them out and add them to card bases then.

AnneMichelle Creates Watercolor Tree

Finally here are the couple extras that I also watercolored using the same sets when I was trying to figure out which images I wanted to present to you!

Yet To Be stamp set

AnneMichelle Creates Watercolor Cards

Sunflower – Miss You, Friend stamp set.

AnneMichelle Creates Watercolor cards

I feel like a broken record when I tell you that Unity stamps are amazing, but if you haven’t used them before, you really should give them a try! Their stamps are very high quality red rubber stamps and ALWAYs stamp out amazing images. I’m definitely a Copic or watercolor girl, but their images make it so easy to use any medium or just leave them stamped without doing anything else to them!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I created. Be sure to leave a comment each day to be entered into a giveaway offered by Unity Stamp Co. They are giving away 2 grab bags full of their stamps at the end of my week. Each comment you leave will give you an entry into the drawing.

Published by annemichellecreates

Just a southern empty nester momma who enjoys crafting and DIY-ing.

31 thoughts on “Growing in Unity Day 3

  1. Love Brandy & Emma Goodbye, I have never tried water-cooling – I stick to watercolor pencils. Love the cards and all of the extra panels you showed.

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  2. I love your watercoloring. I always feel intimidated to use mine. The Christmas tree one was inspiring to me as I am working on Christmas cards. Great work!

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  3. I love your watercoloring on the goodbye stamp image. I like how you added water to the tree image. It looks like you created it by hand and not a stamp.

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  4. You can’t go wrong with any Phyllis Harris set! This is so sweet and reminds me of my home state, Florida. Your coloring is beautiful. I also love to watercolor, but haven’t done it in awhile. You have lots of great images to use!

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  5. I am loving your blog… Love your chatty style. 😊 It’s like having coffee with a friend, while we oooh and aaaah over pretty cards. ❤️ I love your watercoloring (and your daughter’s doggy).
    ❤️ Doreen @whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

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