Need a new technique? I can help…let's use water-coloring on our Valentines.
I did a demonstration on watercolor techniques and wanted to share my creations with you. Do you love the look of water-colored images? I sure do! With your stamps and the secret tip: "watercolor paper" (shhhhhh) this technique can make anyone feel like an artist.
Greeting Card Kids stamp set is a GREAT open image set to use with water-coloring. I recommend you heat emboss your image, but you don't have too. It is just another tip I share in my watercolor demonstrations.
The embossing gives the water and color a natural barrier so your colors don't mix and muddy the look. Believe it or not less is more with water-coloring.
Not that this card has "less", there is a lot of things going on here in the background…lol. Notice it is totally fine to go outside the lines…just "go with the flow". I love that this technique is so forgiving and gives you great results with the right tools and supplies…
I used the Hearts Collection Framelits on all of these cards. You will notice the Rose Heart on this card, is the punched out heart in the background of the previous card.
The watercolor paper from Stampin' Up! is perfect for giving your creations a professional finish. It is a 140 lb that absorbs water to keep the paper flat. You receive 5 sheets each 6" x 9".
You will also want to use Stampin' Up!'s Blender Pens (102845 3 Pens for $9.95) or Aqua Painters (103954 2 Sizes for 16.95) to apply your color. (I used an Aqua Painter and my inks pads for all of these cards.)
Have you been creating any super sweet Valentines? Got a new technique you love? If you need any new supplies or techniques, let me know and I am here to help. Thanks for checking out my latest craft room creations. Diana