Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Just Believe in Watercolor

As you can see, I really like this stamp set, and am having fun trying different techniques and layouts.  Today I wanted to try some watercoloring for a different look. 

I apologize for the dark background, it does make it a little big harder to see the card, but was having camera troubles today.

I started with a card bask of Night of Navy.  I stamped my image using StazOn Black ink on watercolor paper.  This paper is 100% cotton, cold pressed and sized perfectly to layer on your card fronts at 3 3/4" x 5".   To color in the image I used the Aqua Painter and Night of Navy and Old Olive ink.  I layered this on a torn piece of Bashful Blue cardstock, and edged with Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon. 

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Night of Navy #100867, Bashful Blue #105120, Watercolor Paper #105109
Ink:  Jet Black StazOn #101406, Old Olive #102277, Night of Navy #102977
Stamp Set:  Just Believe #116948 wood mount or 120453 clear mount
Ribbon:  5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain #109054
Accessories:  Aqua Painter #103954

Watercoloring Tips:    Stamp your image on watercolor paper using Staz on Ink.  Now, you can fill in your image with  markers and then use your Aqua Painter to blend the colors.  Or you can take a closed ink pad, press down on the top to get some of the ink to form a small puddle in the lid, open it up and dip the tip of your Aqua Painter into the ink to draw up some of the color and color it right onto your image.  That is the technique I used for today's card to add just a touch of color.  If you would like more information on this or any of the techniques, cards, or projects listed in my blog, send me an e-mail or leave a comment.  I will be glad to assist you in any way I can. 

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