Big Pumpkin Watercolor Card | Colorado Craft Company

Today is all about watercoloring! I had so much fun painting this big pumpkin stamp from Colorado Craft Company!

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So, to start this card I stamped the large pumpkin from the Jack-o-Lantern stamp set onto Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I painted the pumpkin using Prima watercolors. I used a dry painting technique where I would load up my brush with color and paint onto the dry paper. I would add the paint only where I wanted the color to be the darkest and then I would clean off the brush. Using clean water I would then drag out the color on the paper from the area I added the color. The further I dragged out the paint, the lighter the color would get.

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For the background I used my Prima watercolors as well, but I also added in a few colors from my Gansai Tambi watercolor set. I started out really light on the background and worked on deepening up the color with lots of layers.

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When the painting was finished I cut the panel to 5.75 x 5.75 and popped it up on a 6 x 6 card base with foam tape. I used a white pencil and white gel pen to add glowing lights to the background. I also used the white pencil for some highlights on the pumpkin. I used a dark blue colored pencil to deepen up some of the shading.

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For the sentiment I picked out the stamp which says “Happy Halloween” and embossed it in white onto Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock. I cut it down into two strips and popped them up on the card. To finish the card I went over the sentiment with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.


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