Friday, March 17, 2017

Paper Piecing and Watercolor

I decided to do another paper piecing card for the Unity {Show & Tell} Facebook page. I am not as happy with this one as I was the other one I did. It was a little harder to do to with her hands. I really do like the way paper piecing does change the look.

This was made using Katie Girl from the Angiegirl collection from Unity Stamp Company. I paper pieced everything on Katie except her skin.

One day last week I watched a Unity tutorial using watercolors. I haven't used watercolors in making cards but I'm trying to stretch myself. I have watercolors because of the mixed media stuff I got and then didn't do anything with.So I gave it a try and I absolutely LOVED my results!

My first attempt at using the techniques on the video were just watercoloring the rose you see here on watercolor paper. I used my Twinkling H2O's for this. I colored the lined petals of the rose with the color "poppy" using a water brush pen. I dragged the red color onto the uncolored leaves for a lighter color. Once dry, I fussy cut the rose.  I took black cardstock and used an embossing folder for the background for the rose. I used foam tape behind the rose and sentiment. The sentiment was cut out using a wafer die. This stamp set is from Unity's December KOTM (Kit of the month) Always Been You. The sentiment is from that kit as well.

This is the one I am most pleased with. This follows the tutorial more. Using watercolor paper I stamped the rose using Black Archival ink and colored the rose the same as the other one. Then I stamped another rose on a piece of paper, cut it out and used as a mask for the rose I painted. I then applied Distressed Ink "Black Soot" with a blending tool being careful to keep the "masked" rose over the colored one and inked all around the rose. Taking my water pen brush I blended the area I inked around the rose giving a shadow appearance. I took black acrylic paint watered down and randomly splattered the card.

Here's one more card that I paper pieced. This is a Phyllis Harris Design stamp by Unity called "Determination". It makes me think of Kashton.

I'm going to call it a wrap!

Have a good one!


  1. I love your cards!! I thought the paper piecing was gorgeous (it intimidates me, lol). We made a similar card with the large rose and black background--awesome!

    You were one of my GUI comment winners from this past week, do you mind emailing me with your address so I can pass it on to Kelli? :) Thanks!!

    1. Thanks Bri! I so enjoyed visiting your blog last week. I would be happy to send me email to you! I am excited I won! (like I need more stamps :)

  2. I love both of your paper piecing cards and watercoloring!!?? Wow! I love both cards but I agree the second is the best! So pretty.