Monday, February 1, 2016
Hello ~ With Watercolor
I started by embossing all three pieces with the large "Hello" stamp. Then I chose a few color combinations and got to work.
Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder and Pale Plumb.
Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Night of Navy.
I like to ink them with my Stampin' Write Markers instead, so that I could better control the coverage and keep the ink off the edges.
Another thing that can happen when you paint over an embossed image is that some colors tend to just slide right off the glossy embossing, and others can sit on top of them a bit, such as the Gumball Green in this photo (its even more apparent in person). Once the watercolor is dry, just rub over the embossed area with a tissue and the remaining ink will come off the image. You can see that the card in the finished sample has no green on the top of the Hello.
I used markers to ink up the little party hats and stamped them onto watercolor paper as well. then I used the aqua painter to go over the image lightly so that the hats matched the watercolor cards better. I then cut them out and used a glue dot to attach them.
I recently reorganized some of my craft supplies and realized that I have a LOT of washi tape. I can't seem to help myself when I see it on such a great sale on the Clearance rack?! Seriously $1.99 for a three pack? Too hard to resist. Anyway, I decided that rather than hoard it, I should use it. I thought that a nice addition to my cards would be to add a funner inside and I added a bit of fun tape to the bottom of the area used to write on. I also had a skinny strip of glimmer paper in my scrap pile so I decided that rather then throw it away, I would use it to add some fun to the inside of the Birthday Girl card.
Here is my Washi Tape stash, quite a bit don't you think?
I hope that you liked today's projects. Thanks for stopping by!
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