Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing a super quick and fun faux calligraphy tutorial using Finetec Calligraphy Watercolor Paint. Also, don’t forget to check out my online classroom here, I have updated it with last week’s videos as well! It has ALL my videos now in one place. Here’s today’s video tutorial. 🙂
I began by cutting out four 4×4 size cards and also 3 – 3/4″ size cardstock pieces.
While using the Big Thanks stamp set, which is also our free stamp of the month, I stamped my thank you with Antique Linen Distress Ink on each die cut using the Mini Misti. You can always stamp first and then cut out your paper. But I wanted to maximize the use of my arches paper and didn’t want to have any scraps left of this expensive paper.
My new favorite paint is the Finetec Watercolor Calligraphy Paint! I am using the gold set here and also purchased the color set. These are gorgeous pearl paints that bring such shimmer and shine to your cards. You can also combine them with your watercolor paints for vibrant colors as well!
With a number 1 brush, I gently traced over the Antique Linen ink with my brush. A key to calligraphy is applying more pressure on your downward strokes for a thicker line. While the brush is moving in an upward stroke apply light pressure with your brush. I applied two layers on my sentiments for a richer, deeper color.
After my paint dried, I used grabbed the Big Thanks stamp set again and used the flower and leaves from this set. I stamped the flowers with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and for the leaves I am using Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
Heidi Swapp Washi Tape was used for each card. I am also using some of our Crochet Tape as a border as well.
Finally, I lifted all the pieces of card stock with foam dimensionals and also added black rhinestones to each corner for an added contrast to my cards.
I hope you have enjoyed today’s quick and easy video tutorial! If you have any questions or just want to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you! As always, thank you so much for visiting me!
With paper love and hugs, Joanna xxx
Did you know that today’s set is also our Free Stamp of The Month? Purchase $50 of product with us and receive this set for free! For more information click here!
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