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Gouache Flowers with Altenew Magnolias For Her. Card by @s_shayevich

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Hi everyone! I’m over at Altenew blog today sharing a card featuring gouache flowers and was made using incredible Magnolias For Her set. For the color combo for this card I decided to take gray, deep red and white. Gray is a magical color. It coordinates with anything and anything makes looking better.Gouache Flowers with Altenew Magnolias For Her. Card by @s_shayevich To start off I cut a panel out of Altenew Pale Gray cardstock and inked it with gray Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. I did my inking intentionally uneven to make effect of dropping shadows. Next I slightly sprayed the panel with water using Distress Sprayer. Since distress ink reacts with water – it added some visual texture to the background.Gouache Flowers with Altenew Magnolias For Her. Card by @s_shayevich

Next I started working on my floral cluster. Using Ranger Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder I embossed a couple of big flowers, several buds and loose petals onto a  Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut them out using my scissors. The big magnolias I colored with gouache paint. This paint is similar to watercolor but more opaque.

The other elements, like buds and petals I decided to leave them uncolored to add contrast to the gray background as well as deep red flowers.Gouache Flowers with Altenew Magnolias For Her. Card by @s_shayevichI assembled my floral cluster first adhering red magnolias to the background. I adhered the left one flat, with its petals bent a bit and the right flowers I adhered using a thick clear dot, to give it some dimension.

All other items I tacked under both magnolias, adhering some of them flat and some – using thick glue dots to add dimension and some dynamic to this cluster. Next I adhered the panel to a white card base.Gouache Flowers with Altenew Magnolias For Her. Card by @s_shayevichFor the sentiment I took one from the same stamps set and stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock with Hero Arts Charcoal Ink, which I adhered under the cluster using white foam squares. Finally I added several marshmallow sequins and put some dots using a white pen.

I like how there gouache flowers turned out. Gouache has properties that watercolor has, but gives deeper and more opaque result.

 

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Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White Cardstock 110 Lb
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Altenew Magnolias for Her Clear Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Charcoal Mid-tone Shadow Dye Ink Pad
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Hickory Smoke
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Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Silver
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Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes
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Reeves Gouache Artist Paints
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Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel White
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Ek Success Craft Tweezers Precision Tip
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Ek Success Honey Bee Non-stick Scissors
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Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
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Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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Ranger Ink Blending Tool Foam Refills
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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Tonic Studios Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer
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3l Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares Small White
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3l Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares Regular White
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3l Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares Mix White
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Glue Dots 1/2 Inch
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Ranger Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
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Scotch Atg Adhesive Applicator Gun Pink
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Scotch Adhesive Refill For Pink Atg Applicator Gun 1/4
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets 4mm
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Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets 6mm
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Like this project? I created a Pinterest-friendly picture that gives several views of the card. You can pin it and save for later.Gouache Flowers with Altenew Magnolias For Her. Card by @s_shayevich

This post is also available in: Russian

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2 Comments

  1. Reply

    creatingincolors

    July 18, 2016

    I wasn’t familiar with Gouache colors until now. I love the look! What a beautiful card!

    • Reply

      Svitlana Shayevich

      August 9, 2016

      Thank you!

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