Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Smith Watercolours’

Floral Fields

Saturday, May 21st, 2022

Hello crafters, Kia here with you today to share my Random Act of Cardness using prompt word “Dies”. For my card today I am using Tim Holtz Floral Field die.

I die cut the above flowers using Arches cold press watercolour paper, and to paint I am using Daniel Smith’s dot card, along with colours from the Ultimate Mixing Set.

My background is done again using Daniel Smith watercolours in Ultramarine Blue with Quinacridone Rose dropped in. The idea for the colours comes from a house in my neighbourhood whose garden has reds, oranges and a pop of yellow, along with green hedges. I think it is a fun mix of colours.

For my second card I used a Tim Holtz stencil for the background using Rainbow colours. I used distress oxide inks for the background.

To die cut the flowers I used Van Gogh black watercolour paper, which adds texture and is good and sturdy.

I used pink glitter ribbon where the join of the paper is from the stencil. I was concerned about that, but I think it works okay.

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Friend Bloom

Saturday, March 26th, 2022

Happy Birthday Scrap’n Stamp!

I am thrilled to be with you today to celebrate and share with you two cards I have made for today, using the new Daniel Smith Watercolour Dot card.

On both cards I used the beautiful Memory Box Gentle Blossom, which I loved painting. Both cards also have the same embossed backgrounds, using different colours and layouts.

This card looks darker as I turned it away from the light of the window. I started with the flower doing my first layer using Lapis Lazuli Genuine.

It is a colour that I do not have as yet, but it is on my wish list. It made a beautiful base colour for this card.

I dried each layer of colour as I went along with my painting on both cards.

I then added in my main colour, which is Irridescent Electric Blue, doing a few layers using this colour, then blending in with Irridescent Sapphire.

For the leaves and leaf centre I used Jadeite Genuine along with Cascade Green. The flower centre has a light wash of the Irridescent Electric Blue and Aussie Red Gold.

The background was done using the Quilted embossing folder with Tumbled Glass Oxide rubbed on the folder before running it though my Gemini. I then die cut the sentiment out using the shadow for the sentiment.

The sentiment is die cut 3 times, with the Fabriano Hot Press paper attached to the top piece.

I then attached the embossed piece to the card using foam tape. I styled the flower pieces and glued them together using Nuvo Adhesive, then attached to the card panel using foam squares.

I painted the sentiment using the Irridescent Electric Blue for several layers to achieve the dark colour.

This is “A Note”.

I am using the same dies and embossing folder for this tent card.

On the embossing folder I used Delicata Gold ink, then splattered using Gansai Gem colours in gold and attached the piece to my card base.

For the flower and leaves I am using Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper. I decided that I wanted this card to have a saturation of the Coral colour, however I did not start with that colour.

I first applied a base colour of Rose Madder Permanent. I then blended in Raw Sienna Light, and finally the Quinacridone Coral.

When finished adding the Coral I added splatters to the flower using the Gansai Gem Gold colour.

For the leaves and greens I used Cascade Green along with Serpentine Genuine. The flower centre is the Coral along with the Aussie Red Gold.

Once all the layers of colour were completed I styled the flowers and leaves, gluing them together and adding them to my card using foam squares.

Once all the layers of colour were completed I styled the flowers and leaves, gluing them together and adding them to my card using foam squares.

To finish up I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Tulip.

I hope that you have enjoyed this rather long post today. I very much enjoyed using the Dot card to paint my cards and think it is the perfect way to check out the colours by Daniel Smith.

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Art is

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Hello all, Kia back with you for Day 28 of our Random Act of Cardness event with prompt word Brayer.

Recently while looking through videos I came across a video by Understandblue where in the first part of the video she shows a background technique using a brayer.  I loved the technique and decided I would do it for my card today.

In the video the technique starts at the beginning and runs to marker 3:03/15:27.

For my card I used Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass, and I love the look. When I was finished doing the background I trimmed the piece and affixed it to my mini Slimline card.

On Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper using my mini Misti, I stamped the image with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne and proceeded to watercolour using Daniel Smith watercolours. Once I finished painting I fussy cut the piece out.

Using foam strips I attached the image to my card, which shows in the picture above. I also did a piece for the inside of my card, and when I know where the card is going I will stamp inside.

In finishing I stamped the sentiment using distress ink in Rustic Wilderness, a beautiful colour and one of my new faves.

I hope you have enjoyed this technique and that you will give it a go. Following are Affiliate links to the store for the products I have used for this card. I have further details on my blog if you wish to visit.