Monday, February 15, 2021

Distress Tree

 Watercolor can make everyone feel like an artist. There are no mistakes. Here is a watercolor background I made to feature a gorgeous silhouette of a tree. I would so enjoy sitting under this tree reading a book or just having a picnic lunch with the family. What would you do? 

   Rooted in Nature

   Tangelo Twist A-2
   Basic Black 5-1/4 x 4
   Shimmery White 5 x 3-3/4
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

   Tuxedo Black Memento

Distress Ink:
   Stormy Sky
   Spiced Marmalade
   Mustard Seed
   Ground Espresso

   Distress Inks

   Water Spritzer (Mister)

There are several ways to watercolor with distress inks. The inks react with water. If you are a patient person, you can even layer colors, making sure you limit them to two or three. Otherwise, you might create mud.

I added my colors onto my non-stick mat, making sure to keep them separate. I then spritzed the ink with water until tiny beads formed. I spritzed my shimmery white panel as well. I then carefully laid my panel onto my colors, letting it soak up the color. You do not want to wiggle or move the paper.

I then carefully lifted it up. I dabbed at the edges a bit where the ink was forming tiny puddles. I then left it to air dry. You can use a heat tool to speed up the drying process if you wish.

Once my panel was dry, I stamped my tree and sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento.

I adhered the shimmery white panel onto the Basic Black and then onto the Tangelo Twist card base. The Whisper White panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

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  1. I love that tree and what great colors you used for it too.

  2. I finally got in to comment!!! I love this card. The background is blended quite nicely and is a great backdrop for the tree!