Video – Watercolor Washing

Dear Friends,

I hope my last blog post tempted you to try the Watercolor Wash technique. If not, perhaps my card today will encourage you to give it a try. The stamp set, Awesomely Artistic, is ideal for the effect. Even the little dots on the paper are made using an image from the stamp set.

The card below is actually the first card I made using the technique. I had a little mess up, but I learned from it.  The video (shown at the end of this post) shows what I did wrong and how I fixed it. You just gotta try — you don’t learn unless you do. And if we  “mess up” badly, we’ve just wasted a little paper. Isn’t paper crafting great?

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I made a pdf with instructions on how to do the technique.  Click April 2016 Watercolor washing to download it.

This technique was so much fun that I decided to use it for my Monthly Creative Challenge. The members are having a BALL with this technique. I’ve gotten such positive feedback, I’ve been smiling big smiles at how excited they are to try it for themselves. Love my creative challenge members 🙂  Would love for you to join in on the fun. Click here to sign up.

Enjoy the video!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Lost Lagoon and Shimmer White
Ink: Versmark, Lost Lagoon, Wild Wasabi and Crumb Cake
Accessories: Linen Thread, Clear Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella, Rhinestones, Gold baker’s twine
Tools: Aquapainter, Heating Tool,

Best,
Rina

Watercolor Washing – Card #1

If you are into stamping, I know you’ve seen the Watercolor Washing effect. It’s HOT right now. Lots of trendy cardmakers are using this technique, and I can see why.  It is incredibly beautiful. There’s something so perfect about it’s imperfect look. It’s grungy, yet pretty.

Below is one of my first cards that I made using this technique.  On Friday I’ll be posting a video on this technique.  The video discuss all aspects of the technique and is almost like taking a class. I know you’ll love it, so be sure to check back.

I posted the video this past Sunday for my Creative Challenge (to learn more about my monthly challenge, click here) and they are so excited and thrilled to try it.  Love those women 🙂

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To make the card, I first adhered Shimmer White card stock to a clip board with washi tape. Doing this prevents the paper from warping as it dries. I then brushed water all over it. Using an aqua painter with Crumb Cake and Blushing bride ink, I randomly brushed color over the cardstock. I added drops of water (you can see them under the car) for added interest. And to be honest, just to play and see how it would look 🙂

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The car is embossed on Shimmer White, too. (I am loving Shimmer White for watercoloring. It takes the ink and water very nicely.) I then fussy cut it out, added some silver thread, and put the car over top of the design with dimensionals.

I’ll be showing you more examples using this technique.  It is SOOOOOO much fun.  I hope you’ll give it a try.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Beautiful Ride
Paper: Whisper White and Shimmer White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Smokey Slate
Accessories: Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Silver Thread

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XOXOX,
Rina