Have you ever used die cuts in your artwork? There’s so much magic that can happen with these tools! I’ll be demonstrating how to use my stamp sets with die cuts to create flowers and phrases that you can then glue into your art journal pages. The process is simple and fun, and turns out beautifully!
I am grabbing a 6×9 piece of watercolor paper and misting it with water. Then, I’m just mixing colors and using lots of purple and pink. Let dry or dry with a heat gun. Take some Archival Black ink and your stamp set, and just stamp them throughout your paper.
Follow the instructions for your die-cut machine! I normally place my die-cut piece on top of my paper and sandwich that between the two pieces of plastic, and just run in through the machine. Cut out however many you would like! I have several different pieces with different colors that I’ll be adding to my artwork.
Tape off the edges of your art journal page with painter’s tape, and let’s get started adding these!
Spray your page with water. For the background, I am adding a light green to the bottom of my page and blue to the top of my page. Let dry or dry with a heat gun.
Now, we’ll add our die cut pieces! I am just adding some black ink to the edges of my flowers and adding some additional details with my black pen and white paint pen. I also have some words that say “Be Strong” and some die cut leaves that I’ll be adding to the page as well. Glue everything down.
Finally, I’ll paint some green stems coming from each flower and some blades of grass in my green section.
Remove the painter’s tape and you’re done!
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- 7 X 10 Watercolor or Mixed Media Journal
- Watercolors: Prima Tropicals
- Pens: Molotow Blackliner
- Stamps: Totally Tracy Be Strong TT23029, Bloom With Grace TT23030, Creative Escape TT23029
- Dies: Total Tracy: Be Strong D215, Creative Escape D213, Bloom With Grace D214
- Ink: Ranger Black Archival
- Marker: Artistro (White)
- Adhesive: Beacons Zip Dry
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2 thoughts on “Be Strong Watercolor & Die Cut Art Tutorial”
You’re going to sell lots more of your beautiful stamps to us D2BA card makers now that you have dies!
I have seen this and so excited! They sold so well at the recent trade show too!