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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. mandalj

    Such a beautiful card – love the colours and the splatters! I’m thankful for good friends who help when they see the need.

    04 . May . 2017
  2. Carol H.

    Your card is beautiful! Thanks for the video showing how! Today I’m thankful for our 2 adult daughters that will still turn to me when the road gets a bit rough! So thankful!!!!

    04 . May . 2017
  3. Shelly

    This is beautiful, May!

    04 . May . 2017
  4. Mary Holshouser

    I am thankful that I was able to get some cards made today –
    before I need them. I’m a procrastinator and it’s a good
    day when I get something done before I HAVE to do it.
    Love the flowers. Fantastic shading.
    thanks for sharing.

    03 . May . 2017
  5. Miriam Prantner

    Such lovely colors! I’m thankful for how well my girls are doing in school this year.

    03 . May . 2017
  6. Nowalinka

    Lovely project šŸ™‚ I’m thankful for my health šŸ™‚

    03 . May . 2017
  7. Nina

    Lotus flowers are one of my favorites so naturally I thought this card was so pretty! I am thankful for my kitty who has brought me joy everyday for the past six months.

    03 . May . 2017
  8. Heidi

    I’m thankful for having a quiet period in my life after almost 15 years of turbulence, this way now I can help others and follow my heart by creating!

    03 . May . 2017
  9. creativeunblock

    Beautiful card, May! I am thankful for a wonderful family who lets me play and color!

    02 . May . 2017
  10. Debbie Hallamek

    I am thankful for my wonderful boyfriend today. Thanks!!

    02 . May . 2017
  11. Carla Hundley

    Lovely work on this
    card. I’m thankful for
    the nice weather we
    are having this Spring!
    Carla from Utah

    02 . May . 2017
  12. Amy Cooley

    I’m thankful for my two boys! They are both thriving in school and making this mama proud!

    02 . May . 2017
  13. laurabuehler

    I am thankful for my darling dogs. Your card is lovely. I think you meant to say, “Lotus,” in the blog title, but it accidentally says, “Louts.” I don’t know how difficult it would be to go in and edit it, but I just thought you would want to know. Thanks!

    02 . May . 2017
  14. Sue LD

    Beautiful lotus card. I am thankful for all the blooming plants outside.

    02 . May . 2017
  15. Tracy A

    I am thankful for my family’s good health.
    Your card is beautiful. Thank you for including the video.

    02 . May . 2017
  16. Denise Bryant

    These lotus flowers are gorgeous! Love your beautiful card!
    I am thankful that when I got my hubby’s recent virus (he has been sick for over 2 weeks!) that I have gotten a much less severe case of it than he did! I’m feeling fortunate…

    02 . May . 2017
  17. Amante del Papel

    I am thankful for my daughter! your card is so amazing and beautiful!!!

    02 . May . 2017
  18. Karen B.

    What a beautiful card, I can’t wait to play along with this challenge! I’m thankful today for my boys (everyday!)!

    02 . May . 2017
  19. Teri W

    I am so thankful for spring and all the beautiful flowers and colors

    02 . May . 2017
  20. lisascreativeniche

    So beautiful!!! I am so thankful for my family and there health. They are my world.

    02 . May . 2017
  21. Dee Ann Matthews

    Where to begin since there is much i am thankful for. I am thankful that I have more time to stamp since I’ve retired and for the many tutorials that you and others have shown me!

    02 . May . 2017
  22. Brandi R

    Gorgeous card! LOVE that lotus stamp set and your coloring is (as always) beautiful!! Today, I’m thankful for the same thing I’m thankful for every day….The day. Every day is a blessing, and I’m thankful for every blessing I’m given ā™„ā™„

    02 . May . 2017
  23. Dennise Cranfield

    Thank you so much for your informative video. I am new to watercolouring and appreciate you sharing your beautiful card. It’s lovely.
    Dennise

    02 . May . 2017
  24. Melodie Hennig

    I am thankful for my husband and family. Going through some medical things and my husband has been there for me. Beautiful Lotus coloring May! Your work is utterly gorgeous. TFS!!!

    02 . May . 2017
  25. Debbie Peysen

    I am thankful for my husband. Such a beautiful card.

    02 . May . 2017

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