Friday, September 19, 2014

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Faux Watercolor

 Welcome to the weekend! Are you looking forward to getting your crafty on?!

Today I have a mixed media card using embossing enamels and inks that results in fun and color!

To make this card, you will need a few items from the G&P shop:
Enamel Powder Adhesive Fluid
Embossing Enamel Powders: Girls Night Out, Micro Gold, Vintage Silver
Art Stencil Fancy Flowers AS46003
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade

favorite stencil
spray bottle with water
stamps: Stampin' Up! Four Feathers and dies
sentiment stamp: 7Gypsies by Hampton Arts
watercolor paper
scraps of white cardstock and vellum cardstock
Tim Holtz Tiny Stapler

Let's get started!

If your stencil has a backside, flip it so the backside is facing up. (This is really important if you have numbers or letters that need to go a certain way.)

Dab the Distress Inks directly onto the stencil. I find it's better to start with the light colors, moving up to the darker ones. No rush here.

When you like the distribution of color, spritz with water, flip over onto the watercolor paper. Use a couple of napkins or a papertowel to press and dab the stencil. This prevents the water from pooling into open areas of your stencil.

This technique has varying results depending upon the amount of water you use. Do you want muted or defined?

I am so in love with feathers on cards!

Stamp your sentiment on the vellum and use the top photo for placement of the rest of the elements.

That's it!

What will you make this weekend?

Inky hugs,

1 comment:

Sandy Fredrick said...

Sweet, love how you used the stencil and the embossed feathers