Friday, May 30, 2008


Today I got out one of my favorite things, Twinkling H2O's. I love them because they are so versatile. I'll start with an easy watercolor technique. The colors aren't in any specific area, just let the water move them around.

Watercolor paper
Water brush
Water Spritzer
Graphite Black Brilliance ink pad
Old English Rose Heritage ink pad
Clear embossing powder
Twinkling H2O's (I'll list colors as we go)

First, stamp your background image (Just For Fun Stamps) onto watercolor paper with graphite black ink & apply clear embossing powder. Heat set your image. I usually use plain cold press watercolor paper. Nothing fancy. Spritz water over your image. This will help your color move around. Also open your pots of H2O's and spritz them with water. This will make your dry colors more of a paint. Use a water brush with water in it and pick up your first color, Gold dust and add it to your image.
Now add some Mystic Blue to your image.
Add some Cinnamon Brown at the bottom. Then add in some more Gold dust to the bottom area. Remember to keep your piece wet so the colors move around. Don't be afraid to spritz the image again.
If you feel that some of your edges are too defined, come back and add some more color to soften things up. I added more gold dust around the image to soften the colors.

Now, move on to the leaves. Stamp and emboss the leaf (Just For Fun Stamps.) Start by spritzing your leaf with water. Apply some Key Lime around the center.

Add some Mystic Blue around the Key Lime.

Now add in some Ocean Wave and Ruby Red.

Lastly, add some Gold dust & Cinnamon Brown. Remember to move and blend the colors together as you go. Once your image is dry, cut it out.

You'll now want to stamp and emboss the long leaf image(Evolving Images Stamps) Spritz it and add three colors the same was as before. Add Key lime, Cinnamon Brown & Gold dust. Then cut out your leaf.
Age your card with the Heritage ink pad and attach the background. Add your leaves with foam tape. Now you're finished. Please let me know if you have any questions about this technique.

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