Monday, August 27, 2018

Studio Light - No Line Watercolor Butterfly

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Topflight Stamps blog! It's Jenny here, and today I have a card project that uses a simple but effective 'no line' watercolor technique to give a soft and pretty effect to a beautiful stamped image.

The stamp I'm using today is the Studio Light So Spring Mixed Media Butterfly Collage.  This is a great set which has a main 'collage' butterfly stamp, a separate smaller butterfly stamp, and unique and versatile sentiment. 

To create the card, I first stamped the main image in the centre of an A2 panel of coldpress watercolor paper (I used Canson XL) using a soft ink - Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Basically a light ink that is watersoluble and therefore fades out when you paint it, but leaves some of the stamped image behind.  I also stamped the small butterfly image on a separate scrap of watercolor cardstock.

I then used pan watercolors and a waterbrush (I'm using the new set by Altenew) to color in the image.  I used the wet on wet technique, wetting each area with a paintbrush first with clear water, then dropping in the colors and letting them wick out.   When dry I trimmed out the small butterfly, and added some white gel pen highlights to the butterfly wings and the florals.    I also stamped the main sentiment over the top in Versafine Onyx Black ink. 

I adhered the main panel to a card base, then popped the small butterfly up on foam tape.  As a finishing touch I added some clear confetti sequins. 

Hope you like it! I love no -line watercolor, it really is easier than it looks - I strongly recommend you give it a try!  You can check out the other supplies that I used over at my blog. 

Have a wonderful day!
Jenny x


  1. Oh my Jenny you truly know how to make a stamp shine! There are so many stamps I like but bypass and then you do a post and WOW me with your creativity! I absolutely adore your no line coloring! Just gorgeous! Top Flight Stamps is so lucky to have you on their team, your creativity always makes me!


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