I’m so excited to share this card with you today. It was inspired by the course ‘Creative Watecolor Media‘ over at Altenew Academy. This class was jam packed full of incredible tips and techniques from some truly inspiring instructors.
The technique I chose to focus on for my project is a loose watercolor effect. I didn’t have any reinkers to use, so I chose Aqua Pigments which are a liquid watercolor. I started by preparing my Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Card Stock with anti-static powder. I used the smooth side of the card stock for my project.
I used Embossing Ink and my MISTI to stamp out the outline images of the flower and foliage. I covered the stamped images with Alabaster Embossing Powder and melted the powder with my heat tool.
I chose a few colors of Aqua Pigments and got to work. I used a water brush and my Distress Sprayer to wet certain areas of the card stock I wanted to work with. This way, the water and watercolors didn’t travel where I didn’t want them to go. I used the droppers from the Aqua Pigments to apply color to the images. I let the water do all of the work and used a paper towel to pick up any excess pigment if it felt like there was too much color.
I moved to another section while the first area dried and repeated this until my whole card front was water colored. I used my heat tool to speed up the drying time, but you can definitely let this air dry as well.
I chose a sentiment from More Than Words for my card. I used ‘I love you more than words can explain.’ I used embossing ink to stamp the sentiment on black card stock and used white embossing powder to heat set it. I cut the strip down and adhered it to my card front.
I popped the card front up on foam tape for dimension and finished it off with two sizes of Clear Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh. I love how these look like dew on the flowers. So pretty!
What do you think about this technique? Is this something you want to try or have done before? Let me know in the comments!
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