Saturday, April 07, 2018

Watercolor with distress inks!

For this card, I wanted to try a few different techniques together just to see what I would get. Like my most recent cards, I felt like playing and experimenting a bit. That's what I did here.



Using watercolor paper, I first did a wet watercolor background with a few coordinating Distress Ink colors. When I was happy with that, I dried it a tad with the heat gun then spritzed Perfect Pearls over the piece. Again, I zapped it just a sec with the heat gun before stenciling the subtle trellis-looking background.



Next, I stamped the flowers and leaves using just the sketch portion of the layering flowers from the Altenew Vintage Flowers stamp set. I liked the look so I decided not to add the other layers. Instead, using a water brush, I added a little more color with the inks to give depth and a little more definition. I would have been happy with the look even if I had skipped this last step but overall, I do like how it all turned out.



Thanks for looking!

Product List:
Altenew, Vintage Flowers stamp set
My Creative Time, Mom stamp set (sentiment)
My Creative Time, Rectangle Frames 
Heidi Swapp, 6x6 Lattice stencil
Distress Inks:
   Blueprint Sketch
   Mermaid Lagoon
   Peacock Feathers
   Cracked Pistachio
   Bundled Sage
My Favorite Things, Sweet Tooth card stock (card base)
Other:
Perfect Pearls, water brush, mini mister, clear embossing powder, adhesive flat back pearls, fun foam

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