We have a lot of grey skies around here as of late, so I wanted to create something that could cheer up someone’s day. I figured the simplest way to brighten anyone’s day was simply with a rainbow and it seemed sort of amusing to turn a group of mushrooms from the Autumn Surprise stamp into into that very rainbow.
Step One: Stamp the mushrooms from the Autumn Surprise stamp set onto some Watercolor Paper using water resistant ink. I stamped in a dark grey ink to have softer edge.
Step Two: Using watercolor pencils, color in the rainbow across the different mushrooms.
Step Three: Using a water brush or damp paintbrush moved the watercolor pencils into each other, blending the color. Let dry.
Step Four: Fussy cut out the images.
Step Five: Trim a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock in white to 12×6 inches, score and fold to create a 6×6 card frame. Stamp the brush mark stamp from the Journaling Elements stamp set into a repetitive pattern across the front of the paper using fading ink.
Step Six: Color the stamped lines in rainbow order with the same watercolor pencils used to color the mushrooms.
Step Seven: Using a water brush or wet paint brush and move the color around, letting it be faded in some places and stronger in other.
Step Eight: Using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the mushrooms in rainbow order, letting them overlap.
Step Nine: Stamp the sentiment from the Journaling Elements stamp set onto the card frame using black ink.
Step Ten: Add black ink around the edges of the card frame, distressing it.
I hope my odd little rainbow brightens your day and gives you a little cheer. Let us know in the comments below what your favorite way to color rainbows are. Until then, happy crafting.