It’s my turn back on the blog this week. Oh my gosh has it been cold and miserable where you are? I must say the Midlands has been bleak! After sunning myself in the canaries of the Christmas break it seems even worse! When I eventually got back into my craft room all I could see from the window was grey so I decided to use some colour!... to be honest I don’t need much of an excuse to use colour.
Over the break I had been watching some of Jenny McGuire’s YouTube videos and came across this easy water colour technique and I must say this may feature a lot in my makes form now on.
So what do you need to recreate this card?....
· Wow embossing powder – White superfine
· Wow ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
· Distress Ink pad – Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Crushed Olive
· Sentiment die
· Anna Marie designs Mont Blanc cardstock
· Anna Marie designs Mont Blanc 7” x 5” card blank
· Foam Pads
· Water spritzer
Ok let’s get started then:
1. Onto the white card stamp 3 of the large lilies using the embossing ink pad…remember to wipe over with an anti-static bag first - they really do help to stop the stray powder! Then heat emboss with the white embossing powder.
2. Add the inks directly from the ink pad over the Lilies, you don’t need to be too careful with this as they will merge into each other when you add the water. When you are happy with where you have put the colours spritz with water until the colours begin to move. Set aside to dry naturally, this gives a much better finish than heat drying, if you add too much water just dab gently with a paper towel.
3. Once dry cut out the flowers.
4. On the small cut piece of card using a wet paintbrush splash small spots of each of the three colours.
5. Attach the flowers onto the splashed card using foam pads.
6. Using white card die cut your sentiment 3 times and layer them together using wet glue to get a thick embellishment and attach to the card with wet glue.
7. To finish of add the card front to the card blank with foam pads.
Hope you like this technique, its quite fun trying out different colours to see how they blend together when wet. To get a more chalky finish you can use the Distress Oxide ink pads and for a bit of sparkle try adding a silver or gold mica powder to your water spritzer.
See you all again soon and ….happy crafting !!
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