I’ll be painting easy Mondo Succulents in watercolor with the easiest technique you’ve ever seen!
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On watercolor paper, heat emboss the image in white. I stamped it in a light grey dye ink just so I could see it but if your white powder is nice and dense, the stamped color doesn’t matter much. Juiciness of the pad will assure a good stamped image. I didn’t even use any de-static powder since this was going to be so loose.
Drop in a selection of watercolor paints! The paper should be good and wet in the areas you want to paint; be sure to leave white space. I didn’t put any dark colors in the rounded “pot” in the stamp – because I wanted to just focus on the patterns. I dropped in Serpentine Green, Sap Green, French Ultramarine Blue, and at the end a bit of Aussie Red Gold!
Another way to color it – is with the pot as the pot, a more literal interpretation, and stamped in black. A very different look for the same set!
If you like your succulents a bit smaller….here’s your set:
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- Mondo Succulent Pot by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps
- Daniel Smith Watercolors EH – • BLICK
- Silver Brush Black Velvet Round #8 EH – BLICK – AMZ
- Rough Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12, Arches EH • Blick
- Twilight, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad
- Detail White, Hero Arts Embossing Powder
- Embossing Gun, Wow
- Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
Thank you for your constant inspiration
I really love the loose water color one, do you always use that bigger brush when you want a loose look?
These are awesome! I really love the water coloring!
Beautiful succulents and cute circus and dog cards.
Wow! What fabulous cards!
I love how you watercolor. I wish I had your talent.
Beautiful succulents! I especially like the one where you “dropped” in the colors. I like Ellen’s idea of bigger releases less often.
Fantastic set of cards, loving the new release.
What cute cards!
All of your cards are wonderful, but I especially like the soft watercolor of the succulent set. Thanks for sharing.
Amazing cards! Love the succulents.
Thanks so much for sharing…
Oh my goodness, awesome cards! Thanks for all the inspiration!
Thank you for all the card ideas. The watercolor succulents card is just lovely, but that cute elephant at the circus, oh my! Thank you for all your videos and all you teach us.
BEAUTIFUL cards, Sandy…… my first comments didn’t go through, so this is a shortened version! Love this release from Ellen Hutson…… wonderful die sets & stamps! Thanks for the chance to win a gift card or gift!
Fantastic! I can’t wait to try the MONDO technique.
Sandy, if I started to comment about what I liked about each card you created, you’d have a booklet to read. I love each & every one of your cards! Each & every one! I can honestly say I’ve never thought that before on a blog hop. This is a super release & I agree with your thoughts that Ellen is doing it right by spacing her releases like this. I like the looks of critters on cards, but only have one set as I’m not the best colourer, but I think I’d like every critter in this release. Thanks for the time you took to show your superlative creativity!
As always, I enjoy your work! I like the soft watercolor touch of the lead succulent card. And your sage advice-it’s loose watercolor-not to worry about using anti-static tool! All of your cards are fantastic – the butt sniffin’ card made me chuckle! Your cards always bring a smile to my face. 🙂
So many good new sets this time. Love the large succulent.
Such great cards. You always blow me away.
wowee! all your cards are amazing! especially love the ones you watercolored!
Wow Sandy, you have really shown how awesome this release is. Love it all!
Such fun cards! Love your watercolor succulent card! You made it look so easy! Thanks for the video!!
I love the succulents. Now I really want to try the watercolor technique. It turned out so beautifully!
The cactus cards are gorgeous.
The swinging monkeys are fun.
thanks for sharing
Awesome projects! I’m a bit torn between the adorable weenie dog and the gorgeous succulents. Love ♥
Wow- Sandy! Thanks for the beautiful, broad look of so many elements in the release. I particularly appreciate your demonstration of the big succulent set two ways — two totally different yet equally gorgeous looks from the same set. Thx for the inspiration!
AWESOME Release!!!! Amazing creations! I especially love your watercolored big succulent! Thanks for the video!
So many awesome ideas and inspiration!
Love them all!
What as great assortment of card designs.
I really do like the watercolored succulent card. Love the soft look it made.
Having trouble with technology today! Trying to post this comment, and it says I already commented! So I’ll try again. I never thought about using embossing powder as a resist on watercolor paper! Amazing! Love both cards, but the lighter one blows me away! TFS
Had a little trouble getting this video to run. The you tube link did not work (FYI). It said it was private. Now on to the card. I never would have thought to use embossing powder as a resist on watercolor paper! How amazing! Both cards are lovely, but the lighter one blows me away. TFS
If you tried clicking in the email it didn’t, I had one character off. It works on the blog but I can’t go back and fix things in an email.
Sandy, your first watercolor card is just beautiful! I want to be you when I grow up!!! Looks like a great release!
Your cards and projects are just awesome! Love both of your watercolored succulent cards!
Love how you just dropped in the watercolor and it was literally perfect! Going to try this when I get this stamp set; here’s hoping for the best…
Sandy’s Art is consistently top notch. I always learn something from her.
Simply darling cards!
Fabulous cards! The sup dog – LOL.
Love the succulents!!!!
What a great release!!
Love the succulent watercolors!
I am loving this new release! Those succulents and the sentiments that go with them are FAB. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀
I like the minimal watercolor and the elephant card. The video makes it look so easy.
Hope this is where I am to leave a comment for the blog hop.. all your cards are great, love the Succulent watercolor ones!
Always love your cards and inspiring coloring. Thank you for all you do!
So talented, loving all the variations; inspired & terrified!
Beautiful cards! I love how the watercolor turned out! I’ve got to try this.
Wow. Just wow. At first I was going to comment on the first card and then the second was my fave and then and then and then! Wonderful variety and all are so perfect!