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Video: How to Watercolor Lotus using Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors + Giveaway

by May Park-

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Hi, crafty friends! Today I have a one layer watercolor card to share with you. I used the Altenew Lotus stamp set along with Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set to create a lotus pond scenery.

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My inspiration came from the Altenew Inspiration Challenge that I’m hosting this month. I used the lotus photo as an inspiration that my older brother took in South Korea. Make sure to check out the Altenew blog to play along with the challenge – there are four $30 gift certificates up for grabs.

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I tried to capture the colors in the photo, but it wasn’t easy at all. Each flower turned out differently as I spent more time on coloring the left flower compared to the other two flowers. I think I should have added more shading and details to the flower in the center of my card. What do you think?

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I did some masking using post-it-note along the way to add some interest to my one layer card. The masking technique is a great way to create the illusion of depth as the image you stamp first is in the foreground and the second image is partially behind the first image.

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Don’t you just love those paint splatters? I just love the beauty of randomness. I made a video tutorial to show you how to make this card from start to finish. You can watch it below or on YouTube channel.

How to Make a Watercolor Lotus Card using Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors

  1. Cut down Canson XL cold press watercolor paper slightly larger than A2 card size using Tim Holtz paper trimmer.
  2. Stamp the lotus and leaves from the Lotus stamp set on the watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx black ink
  3. Color the images with Mijello Mission Gold watercolor set. (I created a gentle gradient by starting with intense colors first with less water and then using a paint brush wet with clean water to diffuse the color. If you make a mistake with your watercolors, you can fix it by adding some clean water on the paper and picking up the colors with the paper towel or paintbrush.)
  4. Cover the images with masks and add paint splatters over the background.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from the Build-A-Flower Camellia set with black ink.
  6. Mount the watercolor panel on the A2 sized folding card using double sided tape

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Giveaway

Iā€™m giving away one $15 gift certificate to the Altenew online store. Leave a comment below telling me what you are thankful for today. I will announce one lucky winner on Tuesday, May 9th. Good luck!

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Supplies

I have listed the supplies I used below. I participate in several affiliate programs including Simon Says Stamp(SSS)Altenew(AN), Hero Arts(HA), and Ellen Hutson(EH). It means I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support.

EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
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Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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Wagner Embossing Tool Gun
Wagner Embossing Tool Gun
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Altenew Lotus Stamp Set
Altenew Lotus Stamp Set
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Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set 36 Colors
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Set 36 Colors
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18x12
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18×12
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Be Creative Double Sided Tape
Be Creative Double Sided Tape
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Silver Black Velvet Brush #2 Round
Silver Black Velvet Brush #2 Round
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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3M Post It Notes
3M Post It Notes
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Tombow Removable Adhesive
Tombow Removable Adhesive
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Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110LB
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110LB
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Absorber Cleaning Cloth
Absorber Cleaning Cloth
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Canson XL Watercolor Paper
Canson XL Watercolor Paper
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Original MISTI Stamping Tool
Original MISTI Stamping Tool
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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Camellia Set
Altenew Build-A-Flower: Camellia Set
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28 Comments

  1. jlingraham

    May, love your coloring. Maybe the middle flower could use a little more since it is the center. However, if you hadn’t said anything it wouldn’t have stood out at all. I am very blessed. Today I feel blessed that my little doggie does not have cancer as the vet initially thought. Thank you Lord!

    09 . May . 2017
  2. Kristina "CraftyPaws"

    I am so thankful that my 16 year old mini Poodle, Biscuit, made it through her most recent health scare. She has been with me through so much of my adult life. I don’t know how I’m going to manage one day without her. I’m so thankful and grateful for the time we have together.

    08 . May . 2017
  3. Gretchen

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love your coloring!
    I am thankful for all the doctors and nurses that care for me at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus OH. It was the start of vacation and I development MRSA from a surgery two weeks previous and resulted in more surgery. I am now back in IN recouping and doing IV antibiotics.
    Mainly I am catching up on videos.
    Thank you lovely May!šŸ’œšŸ¤—

    07 . May . 2017

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