Sunday, June 19, 2016


Happy Sunday!  I love trying all these techniques and compositions that are not just stamping on paper or die cuts.  They have their place too, but I feel more like me when I am feeling artistic in my creations.  I think I need to buy some canvases and do these techniques in a more permanent way than on a card.  But anyway, I wanted to show you my attempts at some watercoloring with Stampin' Up inks and water color paper.

This was my first attempt.  I wish I had made the background a little lighter because I think the contrast isn't as good as it could have been.  But it's still pretty to me and has a lovely monochromatic theme.  I wish I had heat embossed white for the sentiment too.  Woulda, shoulda, coulda....

On my 2nd attempt, I got a little more aggressive adding depth and texture to my creation.  I layered the ink on, stamped my image in Archival Black ink, embossed the filigree and added my highlighting (with a much more delicate hand) using a small brush dipped in household bleach.  I also splattered bleach all over the project to give it more texture.  I took the new Burlap Ribbon and frayed one end of it to give it even some more interest.

What do you think?  I will attach my supply list for this card, below.

1 comment:

Mary C said...

I love it! I really like how the texture of the paper comes through your colors. Very vintage feeling.