Thursday, 3 September 2015

Watercolor Picture Frame


So I have a project to share with you today that was supposed to be a card but I loved the way the colours turned out so much that I ended up framing it to add to a shelf to my craft room:p
I will try and recreate it to actually make into a card eventually.

I used an older tree silhouette stamp I had, this particular one was from Inkadinkado. I stamped it on water color paper with black versafine ink. This is my favorite ink for more detailed images and it doesn't bleed with water coloring. As you can tell, because of the texture of the water color paper the bottom of the tree line didn't stamp properly. I was going to try and fill this in to make it more crisp
but I decided I didn't want to screw it up so I left it as is, and it kind of gave it more of the reflection look, so I'm ok with it lol.
After I stamped the main image I created my reflection area. I did that by stamping the same image on acetate and sprayed generously with water  and pressed it upside down under the trees. Once I had my image done, I just started water coloring using distress inks until I got the colors the way I wanted.

That's it for my project today. I hope you enjoyed my non card project. Once I do duplicate this and create a card with it I will certainly share!
Hope your all having a lovely week!



  1. My jaw just dropped down on the floor (and I think it's still down there) when I saw this GORGEOUS piece on my computer screen! How strikingly beautiful is this?! I LOVE it!!!!!!! The background blending is fabulous and awesome choice on the colors! I am glad to hear you are keeping it because I, too would never ever give it away! Lol!

    1. Awww! You just made me smile!! Thanks Ka!! :D

  2. Wow! Good call with framing this! It's beautiful! I just love the colors and the way you stamped the reflection creates such a tranquil scene

  3. oh my, this is gorgeous and so glad that you framed it!

  4. Oh la la!! This is totally AMAZING!! Exactly what Ka said above!! I don't blame you for wanting to frame this!! WOWZERS!! I absolutely love that cool reflection!! :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of art!! :)

  5. Absolutely amazing <3 and i really like the idea of making something for my room (if that makes sense) =)

  6. I have no words to describe how wonderfull this is! Stunning.