Welcome to the July edition of the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop!
Our theme this month is WATERCOLOR!
I will admit that watercoloring is not my forte. But, Stampin’ Up provides the tools that make it easy and mistake-proof. And, there are plenty of tutorials around the interwebs to help you learn the umpteen bazillion different techniques.
So, since really like sets of cohesive cards, I decided I wanted to do something kind of fall-y. I created a color scheme…
Then I chose a stamp set… I went with Colorful Seasons because of the coordinating dies.
And, then I chose a technique. I went with the block spritzing technique. It’s really simple. You take a clear BLOCK and color it with Stampin’ Write Markers. Then you SPRITZ it with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer. Then you place the block onto your paper (thick white, thick vanilla, shimmery white and watercolor paper work the best… but you can use regular whisper white in a pinch). Pull off the block and let it dry. Ta-da! You have water colored!
I also did a full page f watercolor paper where I used the markers to color randomly then used an AQUAPAINTER with blur it. I couldn’t figure out why this didn’t seem to work as well. Oops! I had grabbed the aquapainter with the alcohol instead of water. But, in the end, it worked!
Well, here are my creations! Hope you like them!!!
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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!