Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Watercolor Cards by Tonya Gibbs

Check out these BEAUTIFUL cards from Tonya! 
Thanks girlie!!! 
Totally awesome! 

Watercolor Cards by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair


Hi  everyone, it has been a while since I have had a chance to share with you guys.  We recently had a crazy storm raging outside Hurricane Irma, and I needed to do something to calm my nerves. So I decided to spend sometime watercoloring along with a fellow YouTuber.  The result were these gorgeous cards I created using some of Yvonne's wonderful sentiment stamps with Impression Obsession.

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I'm going to use this Kuretake -watercolor set
Pans used for this project
Deep Red: #36, Med Red 34, Light Red #31
Yellow No 40, Gold Rod #43
Green Olive #54,  Kelly Green #52
Brown #37, Light Brown #46, DK Purple #47

Round Watercolor Brush #10

Canson #140 Watercolor Paper

I found this wonderful watercolor Artist on YouTube and used her tutorials to practice some watercolor techniques to help calm my nerves during Hurricane Irma.  Her channel is Fairmeadow Studio and if you get a chance, please check out her channel.  She has a wonderful teaching style.  My technique is great yet, but with practice I will get it the hang of the brush strokes.

Watercolor Cards by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

 Since my strokes were a bit sloppy, I decided to trace around my flowers with a white gel pen, and add a little gold liquitex ink to the center of my flowers.  This made them pop and gave them more texture.  Now I'm really loving the look.  I cut them down to fit on a card panel, and suddenly, I'm in love with the way they look!


Watercolor Cards by Tonya Gibbs for Yvonne Blair

 With the help of Yvonne's card sentiments, I was able to create four different cards. Sifting through my 6x6 paper pads, I found coordinating scraps of paper to help bring my designs together, and destash a little of my paper pads.  These are so beautiful, and the watercoloring keeps the designs fresh and simple. 
Here is a quick video sharing how my cards came together.



If you don't feel comfortable watercoloring your panels, you could always use printed paper, or even the coloring book pages that are so popular now.  Those patterns are simple to color and would look fantastic cut into smaller pieces.  These cards are handy to have pre-made when the occasion comes up. Thank you for hanging out with me today. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. 
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