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Watercolor Mondo Wildflowers 3 Ways

We are downright delighted to have Therese Calvird “substitute teaching” for Julie in today’s Hello Monday and she is sharing 3 gorgeous Essentials by Ellen Mondo Wildflowers cards with 3 different ways to watercolor!

Watercolor Mondo Wildflowers 3 Ways

Hi, it’s Therese and today I share 3 different watercolor designs Brandi’s new Mondo Wildflowers stamp. I wanted to show that it’s easy to get a different look using a variety of watercolors but also by using different card designs.

Watercolor Mondo Wildflowers 3 Ways
Watercolor Mondo Wildflowers 3 Ways
Watercolor Mondo Wildflowers 3 Ways
Watercolor Mondo Wildflowers 3 Ways
Watercolor Mondo Wildflowers 3 Ways

Tips:

  • When watercoloring work in areas that aren’t touching each other and allow each section to dry before painting directly next to it.
  • You could use a heat tool to speed up the process if you need.
  • Coloring an embossed image is also a quicker option as you will not have to wait for drying time between sections.
  • I really enjoyed using the Ink On 3 Fadeout Ink, but it is possible to do no Line coloring with a waterproof light colored ink that you have on hand.
  • I kept a similar color theme throughout to make it easier to compare but you could use whatever colors you like.

Supplies:

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43 Comments

  • Reply Linda BL May 6, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Wow! All 3 are gorgeous! Love the white embossed card and no line coloring ones especially!

    • Reply lostinpaper May 8, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      They were such fun to make, glad that you liked them!

  • Reply Betty May 6, 2019 at 6:51 am

    three gorgeous cards, Therese – difficult to choose a favorite – think i really “need” this stamp!

    • Reply lostinpaper May 8, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you so much Betty, I had such fun making them all!

  • Reply Maureen Reiss May 6, 2019 at 9:31 am

    These are all sooooo beautiful!!!

  • Reply Andre M. May 6, 2019 at 10:17 am

    A stunning showcase of this wonderful stamp set, thanks for sharing.

    • Reply lostinpaper May 8, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      It’s truly a beautiful stamp, I love using ‘bouquets’ as it saves time with masking and makes life easier!

  • Reply sandie May 6, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    another beautiful set of cards you made me smile yet again

  • Reply Ina Grehan May 6, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Simply stunning Therese. Beautiful stamp and amazing colour blending. Super layouts.

    • Reply lostinpaper May 22, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      Why Thank You so much Ina

  • Reply lavenderhousecreations May 6, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Beautiful cards and your colouring techniques are great to know.

  • Reply Maria A Rodriguez May 6, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Oh Therese, I can’t pick a favorite, all three cards are gorgeous.
    I love how different they look with the different watercolor mediums you used, simply amazing.
    I need to get me a good set of watercolor brushes, I particularly like the one you used for this cards, it’s just perfect for getting on the small areas on petals and leaves.
    Stunning cards, thank you so much for sharing.
    Hugs.
    Maria.

    • Reply lostinpaper May 22, 2019 at 5:50 pm

      These brushes are great I agree, Thank you so much Maria.

  • Reply Harriet Herrington May 6, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    You filled the shoes just fine. Love you cards and video!

    • Reply lostinpaper May 22, 2019 at 5:51 pm

      Definitely Big shoes lol! Thanks so much Harriet

  • Reply Nancy Dempsey May 6, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Beautiful! I love the flowers, the techniques and the colors.
    You did a great job subbing for Julie!

  • Reply barbara lassiter May 6, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    These are all so beautiful. Thanks for showing the use of these three watercolor mediums.

    • Reply lostinpaper May 8, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      I love that you can get a slightly different look with the variety of watercolours

  • Reply Di Ayers May 6, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    What a lovely stamp that is, and didn’t you do it proud! My favourite card of these three beauties is the floral frame, absolutely stunning! The last sentiment could have come direct from Peter Cundall…BTW, I think you and Julie must wear the same size shoes…Di

  • Reply cherylquilts May 10, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Oh, what gorgeous cards! I love them all but especially love the one where you colored and die cut all the images and arrayed the flowers around the sentiment! Stunning and my style! Thanks for sharing and for a fun video! Hugs!

  • Reply Stevye Shumway May 10, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Your cards are absolutely stunning!! Thank you for making a video; it was amazing to watch you paint. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and you definitely made me want this stamp set!

    • Reply lostinpaper May 22, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      It’s such a beautiful set and so easy to use….no masking lol.

  • Reply Theresa Payne May 10, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Gorgeous cards and very informative. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Conniecrafter May 10, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    they are all gorgeous, love seeing all the different was to watercolor, I love them all the framing with the 4 that you cut out with the die is a lovely idea!

  • Reply Helen May 13, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Therese, just had a chance to watch your video and loved watching you create these beautiful cards. I learned so much from your comments as you painted and stamped. This stamp is on my wish list…it became a “must have” as soon as I saw it released. tfs

  • Reply chriss58 May 16, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Inspiration galore! Love all three of your beautiful cards showing this mondo stamp. Love watching you paint and hearing your calm voice.

  • Reply Kathy Toth May 17, 2019 at 6:35 am

    I could watch you watercolor all day! I love that 2nd card especially. What a great idea!
    Can you tell me all the sizes of brushes you were using? I heard you mention a size 4 but I think that was just for one part.

    • Reply lostinpaper May 22, 2019 at 10:51 pm

      These brushes are great! From memory I used a Size 4 and Size 8. Thanks so much for your lovely comments!

  • Reply Joni Dupree May 19, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    I love your no-line watercoloring. Your cards made me happy too!

  • Reply Kathleen Darnell May 20, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    I could listen to and watch you make cards all day long. I learn so much and all of your work is just gorgeous. I am an official groupie!!

    • Reply lostinpaper May 22, 2019 at 10:53 pm

      hahaha, totally made me laugh out loud, you can officially be my very first ‘groupie’ Kathleen!

  • Reply Bobby May 26, 2019 at 7:36 am

    I just noticed this way down at the bottom of my inbox, Therese, and I’m so glad I didn’t delete it because watching you watercolor in all three mediums was a great lesson. I did see where you used the leftovers from the border card and that was brilliant. It’s always a pleasure to see you create.

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