Creative Coloring with Erum: Ombre Metallic Watercolor Background

by Erum Tasneem

Hi everyone! Erum here with a pretty card to share featuring the Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set and the new Metallic Watercolor Pan Set by Altenew.

Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set |Metallic Watercolours } Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I started by stamping the image from the Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set twice on regular cardstock twice in Obsidian Pigment Ink. I used a graphite pencil to apply some shading closer to the flower center and then blended it out with a blending stump. Next, to add a bit more depth, I used a black Prismacolor pencil, keeping a light hand and blended this with a blending stump too.

Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set |Metallic Watercolours } Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Once the images were shaded, I used the coordinating dies to die cut them and then I set them aside.

Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set |Metallic Watercolours } Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Next, I used blue and a mint green shade (Aquamarine and Topaz) from the Metallic Watercolor Pan Set to make my background. I applied the darker of the blues to the middle and then the lighter one at the top and bottom. After this, I blended the colors well together so they transitioned into each other beautifully to create an ombre background.

Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set |Metallic Watercolours } Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To make the background darker, I heat set the first layer of color wash and then added a second layer too. You can do this as many times as you want to, I did this only twice and that was enough.

Once the panel was dry, I added black paint splatters from the 36 Pan Watercolor Set. Next, I arranged the die-cut flowers by adhering them with foam tape. I placed a strip of cardstock over the two images and to finish off the card, I adhered the die-cut from Simply Hello Die on it.

Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set |Metallic Watercolours } Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

You can watch the process video below to see how the card came along or you can head over to the Altenew YouTube channel and watch it in HD.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set
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Ruffled Flowers Die Set
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Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set
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Simply Hello Die
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Watercolor Palette – Large
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Watercolor 36 Pan Set — Altenew
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Carol McCready December 23, 2019 - 15:51

Very pretty card. I am really enjoying my metallic paints.

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Inkin' Chickie December 23, 2019 - 20:21

Very much like the graphite pencil for the shading effect. What I quite didn’t understand in the text, the video cleared up for me. I get stuck in the mindset to only use inks, but this reminds me that there are many multimedia options available too.

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