Saturday, September 12, 2015

September Leading Lady Lindsay Amrhein | Take Two

Our September Leading Lady, Lindsay Amrhein is back for her second performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE.  Lindsay sets her considerable talents upon a popular coloring method and hot trend today!

Ladies and gentlemen, Lindsay....

Hello! Lindsay with you again, and I am back with my second performance for Winnie & Walter! I am so glad you could stop by!
Today, I wanted to focus on watercoloring! It is such a fun way to add color to images, or create washes of color to ground images with, and there are so many mediums to use, and it is so easy. Let's take a look at my first example.

To begin, I started by die cutting a piece of watercolor paper using the largest die in the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways. I then stamped out the gems and the sentiment from the My Precious set, with Onyx Black ink, and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then began the fun part! Watercoloring!

You could chose any watercolor medium for this, but I happened to use the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I first added a bit of color to parts of the images, and came back in using a water brush to blend the color out. If I wasn't quite happy with it, I could go in with more color to get a more vibrant look. Once my panel was dry, I adhered it to a black card base.

For my next card, instead of coloring in specific images, I wanted to create a color wash. I simple scribbled on two shades of pink, onto a piece of watercolor. I then used a large paint brush, and lots of water to spread the color around. I heat set it, and added a bit more color where I wanted it, and then allowed it to dry. While it dried, I began stamping out the flowers and leaves from the In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya, and trimming them out.

I die cut the large In A Word: Hi Cutaway out of my water color panel, along with a couple die cuts with black cardstock. I then layered them up to get a shadowed dimensional look. I stamped you right next to it, and added my floral cluster. Lastly, I adhered a few clear sequins. Thank you so much for visiting me here at the Winnie & Walter blog! I hope you were inspired to do a bit of watercoloring on your next project! Have a great day.



  1. Such pretty cards i love the colours you used :)
    Kate xx

  2. GORGEOUS cards Lindsay!!!
    LOVE your VIBRANT gems and ADORE your GORGEOUS "hi", it's a DELIGHTFUL design!!!
    I have very limited experience (and skill) with watercolour and feel TOTALLY INSPIRED!!!
    => I NEED to give my newest W&W goodies a workout NOW - THANK YOU for sharing :)

  3. So very very pretty Lindsay! Love them both but the first is TOTALLY sweet! :D TFS

  4. WOW!! These area stunning!! I LOVE the large sentiment "hi" and the colors that you used. Great design!!

  5. Ohmygoodness those gems are stunning! Truly vibrant! Love your color techniques!

  6. Lindsay here is why you've had the spotlight this week - you rock whatever medium you put those creative little hands on!!! SO pretty!
    =] Michele

  7. These cards are just rocking with color and bursting with beauty!! Love seeing how you used W & W's products - such inspiration for us!!! Have an awesome weekend!!

  8. Wow! I love your beautiful coloring technique!
    Take care!

  9. Love both of these pretty watercolor cards, Lindsay!!

  10. I love how you have done both these cards. I adore my gem stamp set and have done a number of different layouts with them. Very versatile and of course I love bright which both of your cards are. Brilliant.

  11. Both cards are stunning! I love the colors:) The big 'hi' cutaway is fabulous:)

  12. Gorgeous cards! The gems card is festive with all the colors. And the big Hi cutaway card is fantastic! The additional flowers are beautiful.

  13. Two dazzling, breath-taken away cards! My skills with water-colour are zero, so when I see someone using them with style and flair, as you have here, my wonder and awe increases! Gorgeous and inspiring!


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