Saturday, January 23, 2016

Paper Piecing with Art Impressions Watercolor

The challenge at the Art Impressions blog right now is paper piecing.  I love paper piecing, but the only AI stamps I have are from their watercolor series.  I pulled them all out to see what I could do, and I did come up with something that I think is cute.  I also combined this with the ModSquad Love is in the Air challenge, since I definitely need inspiration to make enough Valentines.

(Please click on the photos if you want to see more detail.)

I started with a background that I gave a blue watercolor wash.  When that was dry, I stamped the flowers, watering can and grass with Tombow Markers.  Instead of pulling the color out with a brush, like the traditional AI watercolor method, I instead pulled the color out with a lighter colored marker. It was a different, but cute look!

I then paper pieced the watering can.  Before glueing it down, I did sponge some color around the edge to give some nice shadows.  

The glitter hearts were applied to the edge with glossy accents. I wish this was an original idea but I recently saw it on the Unity Facebook page, and I will try to find a link.  I think it is a great way to use more chunky glitter!


Art Impressions watercolor series stamps
Tombow Water Based makers
Canson Watercolor paper
Paplin's basics heart die cut
Pebbles Yours Truly 6x6 Patterned paper pack
Sweet Forever Mini Heart Spangles

This project will be entered into the following challenge:


Judy Woodland said...

What a sweet Valentine!! I love all the elements, and yes, I too love paper piecing. You nailed it here, well done. I love the little hearts around the frame too, very cute!! Great design, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at
Mod Squad Challenge!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!! And what a great idea to paper piece the watering can!! Thanks for playing with us at the Art Impressions Challenge!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Super cute card!! Love how you paper pieced the watering can! Thanks so much for joining our Paper Piecing Party Challenge at Art Impressions!

Diane Futrell said...

this is my first paper piecing and I thought clothes - but what a great idea on the watering can. I really like it.