Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Make it Monday #158 - Stamping with Watercolor Mediums

Good morning friends.  Playing along with Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday today, and using my golden oldies, but definitely not forgotten, watercolor crayons.  Heather has a great video (and beautiful card!!) showcasing how to use gelatos (or watercolor crayons) directly onto your stamps and then using either an Aqua Painter or spray mist bottle to give that soft and subtle watercolor effect.  I used my "Life" (PTI) stamp set and this is what I came up with: 


I started out using Cameo Coral (SU!) and wasn't real impressed when I first stamped it onto my watercolor paper...it was SO light you could barely see it!  I tried coloring a little harder onto the stamp thinking I just needed to get more color onto it, but as I stamped across the cardstock, each time came out pretty light.  I was tempted to throw it away at this point and try a different color, but persevered and started adding a few other of the stamps using Old Olive, Garden Green, and Ruby Red crayons.  The brighter colors of the Ruby Red and Garden Green made the softer colors of the Cameo Coral and Old Olive become a lovely soft background, and I really like the total effect now.  I stamped my sentiment and added a few iridescent sequins to finish. 

There are some absolutely beautiful cards using this technique over at the Papertrey Ink site here, so if you need some inspiration to get started, this is definitely the place to check it out! :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Wednesday! 

11 comments:

  1. It looks like a field of wildflowers. So pretty! I like the sequins too.

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  2. Such a gorgeous card - may be for your mom? Hope the weather is getting more spring like!

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  3. Water colors can be difficult and different looking when done. Very nice coloring on this card. Almost an oil painting look. Nice.

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  4. your layering worked well - it looks like a field of wild flowers now!

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  5. beautifully done... the layering of the colors is wonderful!

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  6. Beautiful scene! I agree, love the layering of colors! Great stamp set to use too!

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  7. Marcia your card is absolutely beautiful! I love this watercolor. Just the right amount of sequins.

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  8. Beautiful watercolor effect- this is great!

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  9. Your card turned out beautiful - love the layering and watercoloring techniques.

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  10. Love the layers of color - great floral scene!

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  11. What a pretty field of flowers you created, Marcia! Love the softness of your layers too.

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