A World of Octobers

Friday, 16 October 2020


Welcome to A World of Octobers card.

 I have done this for Scrap'n Stamp Canada and day 16 of our 30 day Random Act of Cardness challenges. 


Day 16 is watercolour, and I thought I would share with you an easy way to achieve a watercolour look. For my card I am using Picket Fence A Month of Octobers. 


The easiest way to get a watercolour look is to paint your stamp. In my case I am using Daniel Smith watercolours, but this can be done using Distress Inks as well. What you need to do is use more pigment than water when applying to your stamp. 

When using distress inks, first ink your stamp up well and spritz very lightly from higher up. You don't want the stamp saturated with water.


In both cases once you stamp, dampen your brush and pull the colour where you want it to go. I used a #2 brush to do this. Remember to leave some white space, it acts as reflection and gives the stamp dimension.

I also made a point of doing the three pumpkins differently for added interest.

For my pumpkins from left to right I painted my stamp with transparent pyrrol orange and blended out, then while still damp added in the quinacridone pink. On the second one I used Cascade Green and for the third I used Naples Yellow. For the stems I used Indian Red.

This particular stamp has drawn leaves across the bottom. I did not add them, I instead lengthened each of the pumpkins as I painted and somewhat ignored the bottom as I was adding the grass. 


I have a brush that has hairs in different lengths that I used for my grass using two colours, sap green and green apatite. I then added the sky using Manganese Blue dropping in a bit of the pyrrol orange and the quinacridone pink. 

I then added a few stray leaves using VersaFine Clair inks in glamorous and tulip red. 


I finished by stamping my sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Pinecone. I liked the textures added by using Arches watercolour paper, so I made my card base using it and attached my panel using strong double sided tape. I then finished with splatters of ivory Perfect Pearls.


I really like how this turned out. It is soft in colour and look which I quite like. I hope you do as well.

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1 comment

  1. Beautifully watercolored stamped pumpkins in different colors, Kia. Love your added grass, watercolored sky and floating leaves. A wonderful Fall card, my friend. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

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