Oct 27, 2015

Watercolor Birthday

Hi! Today I am showing you a  quick and simple birthday card using Gansai Tambi watercolors and a sentiment by My Favorite Things. This is also the first time I used the Canson Mixed Media paper and I have to say that I am quite impressed with it.

First I stamped the sentiment on the paper using VersaMark and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I adhered my panel to a flat surface to prevent it from warping too much but where I'd still be able to move it and the watercolor around.

Using a brush, I wet the paper around the sentiment, not the whole paper. I then applied my Gansai Tambi watercolors (40, 51, 55) and tried to blend the colors together. I used my heat gun to dry the color and also a paper towel to wipe away some of the excess color. Then I applied a second coat.

After everything was dry, I took my brush, tipped it in the color and spritzed it on the panel to create some splashes of color. I let it dry one more time and adhered the panel to a slightly larger dark green card stock piece.


My Favorite Things "Written in Watercolor" - http://goo.gl/fb3Afo
Canson Mix Media (Amazon US) - http://goo.gl/AzQ8Zn
Canson Imagine (Amazon Germany) - http://goo.gl/lPWRsf
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock "Green Leaf" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/wj5ELv
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (SSS) - http://goo.gl/pQUd0w
Tsukineko Versamark Ink Pad (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/sHjsBK
WOW! Embossing Powder Clear Gloss (SSS) - http://goo.gl/QMYHGt
WOW! Embossing Powder Clear Gloss (WOW) - http://goo.gl/HyiCUK
Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 (SSS) - http://goo.gl/Wv8jU2
Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/a0VGqA
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (SSS) - http://goo.gl/HlY8JX
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/l9EkXc



  1. Stunning! I look forward to trying the mixed media paper - the results here are impressive and I love green! Xx

    1. Thank you very much! Yes, it is really impressive but I haven't tried watercolor pencils or zig markers for coloring images. But I am optimistic :)


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