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Colorado Craft Company September 2020 Reveal + Video

Hey there friends! Daniel West here with the September 2020 Reveal. Whimsy takes the spotlight this month. A fabulous artist and illustrator from Australia, Sandra Herrgott, drew all of the Whimsy World stamp sets this month. You have to see her beautiful style and art on display over on Facebook. I have also created a video tutorial on watercoloring some images from this reveal on YouTube.

For now, though, please focus!! I have a project to share with you, using the Fear Not Rose Stamp Set. I did use some of the same watercolor techniques to create this little wall hanging.

Here's a list of supplies I used for this project:

  1. Fear Not Rose Stamp Set

  2. Fear Not Rose Dies

  3. Gansai Tambi Watercolors

  4. Legion Cold Press Watercolor Paper

  5. Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink

  6. Silver Brush Black Velvet Watercolor Brushes

  7. Double-sided Foam Tape

  8. Pitch Black Cardstock

  9. Sprout Cardstock

  10. Double-sided Adhesive Sheet

  11. White Gel Pen

  12. Gemini Junior Die Cutting Machine

To begin, I stamped the rose, butterfly and sentiment onto the watercolor paper with waterproof ink. Then, following the process I showed in the video tutorial, I watercolored the image, section by section with a deep pink and bright yellow-green palette.

Next, I cut a square around the stamping measuring about 5 inches and partially die-cut the rose image with its coordinating die. This leaves the floral section hanging out a little bit from the rest.

Then, with some foam tape, I popped up the image onto some coordinating green card stock leaving a 3/4 inch border around the watercolor center. I finished off the matting process with some cover weight black card stock, measuring 8 x 8 inches.

I hope you enjoyed this little project! I will be framing it and putting it up in my studio. And I will reference it when anxiety creeps in to wreck my day -- Fear not! The Lord is with thee, Daniel!

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