One of the most common questions I’m asked is how I make trees on my cards with scenes. That’s a bit of a toughie to explain….but I have a different answer for you now. And I’m so stoked!
Painting Perfect Trees (Bob Ross??)
Watercoloring trees just became *so* easy. Hero Arts created two layering stamp sets for two kinds of trees; they’re intended to stamp Christmas trees and fall trees*- but think of them as maples and pines and you’ll see lots more year-round possibilities! You can make wonderful scenes now with these….and I’m here to show you how! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.
*These stamps are flying out of stock everywhere. As soon as they’re back in, I’ll let you know! Be sure to subscribe!
These actually *are* as easy as they look. At least the single tree in both stamp sets! It’ll take practice to get scenes going, but you can do it…I have confidence in you!
These fall trees can transform so easily into spring trees. Just stamp all but one of the stamps in a variety of greens, then watercolor them to create the green tree. When it’s dry (for hard-edged flowers) or damp (for soft-edged flowers), stamp the one with the big dots in a floral color like a pink or purple. Ba da boom, ba da bing, you’ve got a little tree for spring!
We’re always looking for good images for guys too, right? Make some trees on a card for them too! Pines are unisex – keep the design clean, or add a deer or an eagle, and you’ve got a great masculine card!
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- Hero Arts Clear Stamps: Color Layering Christmas Tree and Fall Trees
- Aquabrush, Detailer
- Paper: Canson XL Pad
- Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pads
- Sentiment Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink, Red Royal
- Dies: Sizzix Ovals
- Decorating tree: Stickles, Christmas Red, Diamond —- and Liquid Pearls, Gold