Hello everyone, Jen here today to share with you a easy Easter card design using watercolors and masking fluid.
- Watercolors pan set
- Water dish
- Masking fluid * (please note make sure it’s not the permanent kind or this won’t work)
- Watercolor brushes and or waterbrush
- Stencils: TCW 2112 Bunny Fragment & TCW 595 S Pebbles Tied
- Watercolor paper or card stock
On watercolor paper or card stock, trace with pencil stencil TCW 2112 “Bunny Fragment”.
With masking fluid trace around the design.
If you are new to using masking fluid, make sure you don’t use your favorite paint brush. I keep a special brush just for masking fluid.
Allow your piece to dry, it will turn clear once dry. Make sure to clean your brush immediately, warm water should remove most of the masking fluid.
Step 3: Adding more design detail to your Easter card.
While you are waiting for the masking fluid to dry you can work on the next section of the card layout. I decided to try out the new stencil, TCW 595 S Pebbles Tied to see how it would look with my watercolors in creating Easter eggs below my bunny silhouette.
I noticed that if I let the stencil sit for a few minutes after I applied the watercolors it gave a better detail/design rather then removing right away.
Step 4: Adding background color.
While the bottom layer is drying you can create the background colors for your design. I used a combination of greens and yellow.
Step 5: Adding color to your bunny
Painting over the areas that you used the masking fluid on the bunny design. Allow to dry before moving to the next step.
Step 6: Removing the masking fluid.
You can gently rub over the masking fluid and it will easily peel off. I then went over the pencil spots with an eraser.
I then decided to finish off the edges of my card with a gold paint pen and added a ring of flowers around the bunny.
Hope you enjoyed this.
2016 Crafter’s Workshop Design Team
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