Sunday, May 10, 2015

Guest Designer Sunday with Jana Millen

Happy Mother’s Day! To honor all of the mothers out there I have created a watercolor card. Have you tried creating a watercolor background? It is easy to do. I started by creating an oval piece of masking paper to put in the center of the card. (you can use anything that can be adhered but won’t hurt the paper when removed) This is where the greeting will go so you want to be sure that you leave ample space for it. I stamped the images repeatedly using pigment ink and then clear heat embossed them. I find that heat embossing the image helps you to stay in the lines better with the watercolor.
To watercolor the background I took a small paint brush dipped in water and swirled it in the color I wanted to use. I transferred the color to an acrylic block that served as a palette.
Using a water brush I dipped in the color and painted with it. Using a water brush makes it easier to control how dark the color is. Once I was done coloring I removed the masking paper and stamped my greeting and finished my card.
Here is the finished card:
Supplies used: Gansai Tambi Watercolor 36 color set (#30, #51, #61), Watercolor paper, Altenew Persian Motif stamp set, Black pigment ink, Embossing powder super fine clear, Waterbrush detailer, Acrylic block, My Favorite Things Oval Stax die, Embossing powder applicator, Black die ink (for greeting), Wplus9 Love Mom stamp set, fun foam (to add dimension behind watercolor piece), Hero Arts white note card.


  1. This is beautiful <3 I have to try that with clear embossing :)

  2. This is beautiful!! I need to try the watercoloring with the embossing. Great design!!

  3. Wow this came out so pretty! Love the colors & the masking for the sentiment.