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Mixed Media Tag - "Watercolor Flower"

I made this background a few month's back following a tutorial by DeeDee Catron. I liked it so much, I decided to recreate it on a tag.

One of my favorite techniques is using stamps to create watercolor paintings. The trick is to stamp the image with a light colored water-soluble ink, then color it with watercolors. I really like how this flower from the Tim Holtz Flower Garden Stamp Set turned out. It really looks like I painted it myself!

Be sure to click the links above to check out DeeDee's tutorial as well as my journal page if you haven't seem them! Also, the complete supply list is linked at the bottom of this post.

 I was going to add a little word sticker, but I like the flower image so much I wanted it to stand out on it's own.
 Another of my favorite techniques: using different drywall tapes and texture paste thru stencils for texture, then going over it with a glaze to catch all the cracks and crevices.

Supply List:
For the Gelli Print:
Gelli Plate:
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint:
Crafter’s Workshop Stencil 6x6 “Palms”:
Homemade chevron Stencil
Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium:
Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso: or (better price)
Drywall Joint Tape:
Circles Drywall Tape:
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste: or (better price)
Crafter’s Workshop Specimens Stencil;
Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Satin): or (better price)
Golden Fluid Acrylic in Cobalt Turquois: or (better price)
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic in Teal:
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint in Night:
Black Staz-On:
Distress Ink in Spun Sugar:
Distress Ink in Peeled Paint:
Tim Holtz Flower Garden Stamp Set:
Distress Marker in Ripe Persimmon:
Distress Marker in Mowed Lawn:
Distress Marker Tube Set of 12 (has all Distress Marker colors I used in this video):
Peerless Watercolor in Scarlet Lake:
Peerless Watercolor in Scarlot Vermillion: I couldn’t find a single of this, see set listed below.
Distress Marker in Picked Raspberry:
Peerless Watercolor in Warm Sepia:
Peerless Watercolor Set of 40 (this is the set I have):
Peerless Watercolor Set (This is the set I have, but smaller and on a palette):
Simply Simmons Watercolor Brush:
Golden Heavy Body Paint in Titanium White:
Golden Gesso:
Liquitex Basics Acrylic in Neutral Grey Value 5:
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Sets (great value, lots of colors):
Golden Heavy Body Paint in Payne’s Grey:
Coats & Clark Black Thread:
Janome SchoolMate Sewing Machine:

Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes:
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface:
Black Watercolor Pencil:
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil:
Collage Pauge (from Amazon):
Collage Pauge (from Joann’s):
Plastic Palette Knives (from Amazon):
Plastic Palette Knives (from Joann’s):
Darice Heating Tool:
Golden Gesso:
Golden Gesso (from DickBlick):
Project Life Date Stamp:
Dina Wakley Gel Medium:
Black Staz-on:

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