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Winter Wonderland: Day 5

December 13, 2013

Looking to add an artistic touch to your holiday creations?  Join us all this week as Heather takes us for a walk in a Winter Wonderland…


Our solid brushstroke stamps are perfect for a watercolor look, just as Heather’s done on today’s card featuring our Slapstick/Cling 40-262 Tannenbaum.



This winter scene was stamped and painted on watercolor paper starting once again with a generous amount of flicked masking fluid. After letting the masking fluid dry for at least twenty minutes I painted water onto the top three quarters of the panel leaving the area which would become foreground snow dry. I stamped the Tannenbaum stamp twice in green dye ink on the right hand side of the panel. The color bled into the water creating the “background forest”. While the paper was still damp I stamped the tree again this time on the left and then again on the right. These images have more definition. I added color to the left hand tree with markers. 


To create the snow banks I worked with blue ink and water blending as I painted so that the blue became gradually lighter. When the whole panel was dry I sponged a little blue ink at the top and gently rubbed off all the masking fluid revealing “falling snow” over the scene. I added the sentiment before matting in green. This card is 4 1/2′ x 5 7/8′  to accommodate the scene created on a 5″x7″ watercolor block.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. December 13, 2013 5:02 am

    I love the aptness of the sentiment & the whole ‘painterly’ effect achieved on this. There’s a real snowy atmosphere created by those masking fluid spots. Thank you for all the detailed instructions this week – it’s fascinating to know the creative process behind them.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Elaine permalink
    December 13, 2013 5:35 am

    I am enjoying learning Heather’s techniques. She has taken stamping closer to the levels of watercolor artistry. Each scene is unique. Thank you.

  3. Marti_L permalink
    December 13, 2013 8:00 am

    Heather’s creation really speaks to me, absolutely love it!

  4. knurse22 permalink
    December 13, 2013 8:22 am

    So artistic and beautiful! Thanks for sharing the technques!

  5. Donna Whitten permalink
    December 13, 2013 8:59 am

    This is absolutely beautiful!

  6. December 13, 2013 9:04 am

    Once again a beautiful card by Heather – I never tire of seeing and admiring her work!!!

  7. December 13, 2013 7:06 pm

    just ANOTHER gorgeous watercolor image Heather!

  8. December 13, 2013 8:08 pm

    That masking fluid is magic fluid! Hearther’s work is amazing. She does make nature sing!! Thanks for a week of inspiration. I am regretting purging my brayer and have added masking fluid to my wish list. If I can come close to this loveliness, I will be happy.

  9. December 13, 2013 8:11 pm

    Oh wow–this is my favorite of all! Thanks for all the information!

  10. December 14, 2013 8:51 am

    Double WOWZERS! Gorgeous water color technique! Thanks for the instructions!

  11. Lynda permalink
    December 14, 2013 6:01 pm

    This card is SO gorgeous! I appreciate your how-to but it’s still too intimidating to me. Please think about doing a video how-to.

  12. Linda permalink
    December 15, 2013 11:07 am

    This one is my favorite ! my so It is serene looking. i Have got to have that stamp. and the liquid masking.

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