It’s easy to make your own hand made cards to share with family and friends. One of my favorite techniques is water coloring. You don’t have to be a pro when you are coloring stamped images.
I stamped the two birds and sentiment from A Little Birdie Clear Stamp Set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink on watercolor paper.
I used the Essence watercolor palette available in the store. It contains 12 half pans of watercolor in a metal tin. The set includes a printed sheet to paint samples of each color. The tin is a tri fold so there is plenty of room to mix colors and there is even a ring on the outside of the case to hold the palette with your thumb if you’re in the field.
I colored the birds first – the hardest part is allowing the paint to dry between colors so they don’t blend. Next I added the soft green “Serenity” background.
I love this sentiment from the stamp set – it reminds me to take chances….. to splatter or not splatter! LOL! I didn’t want to start all over again if I didn’t like how it turned out! But I took a chance. I was careful not to splatter the birds! And YES! I’m so glad I took a chance!
Water coloring is very relaxing! I hope you’ll give it a try on your next project!
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5″
Birch Press Design A Little Birdie Clear Stamp SetBPD
Birch Press Design Essence Watercolor PaletteBPD