Hello! The next exclusive STAMPtember collaboration set is now available and it’s a GORGEOUS floral set from Studio Katia!! Fresh Bunch is a limited STAMPtember set and once it sells out it’s gone for good so make sure you snag yours soon!
I have a video for today’s card that you can watch below or at my YouTube channel!
I’ve gotten a few requests recently for a zig video and thought this set would be the perfect opportunity to dig them out! 😉
To start I stamped the floral arrangement onto canson montval watercolor paper with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I watercolored it using zig markers and a damp paintbrush. The zigs move really nicely on the canson montval paper and allow for lots of blending without the paper pilling up. I don’t really have much of a technique for zigs beyond laying down a line of color on the darkest part of the image and then using a damp paintbrush to blend the color out to the lighter areas. In general I was looking for a bright autumnal feel! I colored all three arrangements and then added a wash of warm grey behind the images by outlining the arrangements with my marker and using a damp paintbrush to pull and fade the color out.
Once the panel was dry I masked off the images with post-it notes before flicking the panel with black paint. Next I stamped the sentiment from Fresh Bunch onto a square of white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I matted the square to a black cardstock square and adhered it to the watercolored panel with foam mounting tape. Finally to finish the card I added a few ebony jewels!
Thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful week!
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Barbara Smith says
Absolutely Gorgeous! Those colors are so vibrant. Loved the video!
Mary G says
Love your color palette! Stunning!
Patt H says
Gorgeous, Jess! Love the colors!
Beautiful card, colors are so vibrant. Thanks for the video.
Vickey Riggins says
Jess, this is just beautiful and you make it look effortless. I just can’t do a good job with my Zigs but I admire your technique!!
Kristine Boydstun says
Stunning! I love all the colors!