I made a Get Well card today for a little boy named Benjamin using this stamp set Turtle & Co. He is the son of my husband’s cousin, and is in the hospital with pneumonia and respiratory distress syndrome. He went on a ventilator this past weekend to help him breathe. I could only imagine how I would feel if that was my child. Please keep him in your prayers.
While I was making his card, which I didn’t get a picture of, I decided to make a card using the watercolor with markers technique. The first thing I did was stamp my turtle using Stazon so that my image would not bleed. Then I colored the turtle in using a variety of markers (pool party, island indigo, and lucky limeade). I then used my aquapainter to blend the colors together and create the different hues that you see. It was surprisingly easy although I did at times get a little too much water on my paper and had to let it dry. I should note that I used the watercolor paper, not just regular cardstock. This really helps to create an even looking color on the image. Just for effect I outlined the turtle using my crumb cake marker and blended the edges with my aquapainter as well, which I know is hard to see in this picture. For my first attempt I think it turned out cute! I will definitely be trying this technique more!
I want to mention that when you purchase this stamp set Turtle & Co. $3 of your purchase goes to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This is a wonderful organization that provides a place for families to stay when they have children in the hospital. If one of my children were in the hospital I would want to be as close to them as I could be. What a cute set and a great way to support a wonderful charity at the same time! Check out my website and get yours today!
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