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The one everyone’s been asking for!

Hi All

We have had quite a few requests for this card since it appeared on Hochanda on Friday. Sally has kindly written up the project for everyone to share…

Project By Sally Dodger.

Poppy Card
Products Used
Hobby Art ‘Floral Mix’ stamp set (CS172D), Acrylic blocks‘Floral Mix’ stamp set (CS172D), Acrylic blocks

Hobby Art ‘Friends Sentiments’ stamp set (CSO43D)

Washi Tape or Low Tack Tape, A4 Watercolour Card

Pebeo Drawing Gum, London Fog Memento

Ink White Uni Posca Marker

6″ Square Kraft Base Card And Envelope

Old Paintbrush 1″ Flatwash Paint, Brush 08 Round Paint Brush

Cotman Watercolours in the following colours (Cadmium Red, Hookers Green, Yellow Ochre and Prussian Blue)

(1) Cut a piece of watercolour card to 5 1/2 inches and add Washi tape, or low tack tape, around the edges to preserve the white border.
(2) Stamp the Poppy image from the stamp set, using ‘London Fog’ Memento Ink, on the bottom left of the card. Then use the Pebeo Drawing Gum and the Old Paintbrush to mask off the Poppy image.
(3) Stamp the Poppy image twice again altering the angle slightly and repeat the masking process.
(4) Stamp the fern image where needed to create depth. No need to mask the ferns as they will be painted darker than the background. Add some splatters of the Drawing Gum around the Poppies.
(5) Wet the entire piece of watercolour card with clear water and add a light wash of Yellow Ochre across the whole piece. Then add light touches of Hookers Green and Cadmium Red to the bottom left of the still wet background. Let the colours merge into one another and then dry.
(6) Create a mix of the Hookers Green paint and a small amount of Cadmium Red and use this to paint the ferns. When the ferns have dried, add some Prussian Blue to the mix and use this to darken the areas between the Poppies and at the very bottom of the piece.
(7) When all the paint has dried carefully rub away all of the Drawing Gum. Then using a pale wash of Cadmium Red, paint the Poppies.
(8) Using the Cadmium Red wash, add a tiny amount of Prussian Blue paint to create a slightly darker mix and use this to add a layer of shading to the Poppies. After each layer has dried keep adding more of the Prussian blue paint to the mix and layer again until the desired result is achieved.
(9) Combining an amount of all of the paints, (slightly more Prussian Blue) will give a dark grey colour which can be used to paint the Poppy centres.
(10) Stamp the sentiment, with ‘London Fog’ Memento Ink, in the upper right corner. Then use the White Posca marker to add highlights to the Poppies.
(11) When everything has dried carefully remove the Washi tape to reveal the white border. The White Posca marker can be used to clean up the edges if needed.
(12) Attach the painted panel onto the card front with 3D foam to finish.
Daisy Card

Another card variation, using the same technique, by Sally Dodger. Using the ‘Floral Mix’ stamp set.

We will be getting some of these project sheets printed, we will let you know when they are available.

Right, Jenny and I are off to Telford tomorrow so that’s all for now folks.

Becki 😀