Creative Coloring with Erum: Ghost Watercolor on Leaf Clusters

by Erum Tasneem

Hello everyone! Erum here today with a watercolor card to share featuring the Leaf Clusters Stamp Set and the Watercolor Brush Markers by Altenew.

Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To begin, I stamped the image from the Leaf Clusters Stamp Set with a water-reactive ink. Next, I went over a portion of the stamped image with a water brush and then used Desert Night and Persian Blue Watercolor Brush Markers to add pigment, which I then spread around with the help of a water brush.

Once the entire image was colored over, I used a water spray bottle and sprayed generously over the entire panel. I also used my water brush to spread the water around. To sop up excess water and to create more of a ghostly watercolor effect, I also used a tissue paper.

Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Next step was to color over the image again, but this time, instead of using the markers directly, I used diluted pigment. Once the image was covered, I added diluted paint splatters of both Desert Night and Persian Blue Watercolor. After this, I dried the panel completely with my heat gun.

Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To create a gorgeous effect, I then added clear water splatters and left them on for a few seconds so that they would react with the pigment on the panel. I used a tissue to dab over the entire panel and ended up with a beautiful bleached splatter look. Next, I dried the panel again and then stamped the sentiment.

Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To finish, I added very fine black paint splatters and a few clear drops.

You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Linda Huffman June 24, 2019 - 10:04

Very pretty. Love all the leaf projects.

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Penny Pynnonen June 24, 2019 - 10:40

The ghosting effect is terrific. Will this work with regular watercolor brushes?

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memalagene June 24, 2019 - 10:44

Gorgeous creation, I love how the blues spread to color the background around the leaves! Thanks for the video!

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Patt H. June 24, 2019 - 11:36

Lovely! I like the muted soft coloring! Great card!

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Maureen Reiss June 24, 2019 - 20:01

This is sooooo Beautiful!!! I thought you ruined it for a minute there after spraying the water. But its such an Awesome effect!!!

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Kristine Boydstun June 24, 2019 - 22:05

Stunning card! I love your coloring techniques! Thank you for sharing.

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see mary stamp June 24, 2019 - 23:19

This is gorgeous. Blue is my favorite color but don’t know that I would think to do a leaf stencil in blue. Wonderful!

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Kari D June 25, 2019 - 09:28

I love the way this looks! It’s just like looking at a branch through the rain! GORGEOUS!

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Hamutal Shafrir June 26, 2019 - 07:11

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your coloring process!

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Mary Ellen July 6, 2019 - 21:55

You can almost feel the chill coming off of the blue of the leaves! Really striking!

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