Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Day Watercoloring

Anita here with a fun water coloring technique that is so pretty for those spring and summer cards.
Here are the supplies that you are going to need for this project.  The embossing powder is white.
Here is the image before embossing and after.  You are going to want to make sure that your VersaMark or other embossing ink pad is juicy enough to pick up all the details in your stamp.

The white embossing really pops on the kraft paper but any dark color would also work really well.  You want to choose a stamp set that has spaces that are not embossed that you will be able to add color into.
I used an aqua painter but a regular paint brush and a cup of water will work just as well.  You are going to want to paint a thin layer of white watercolor over the whole image.
Next you are going to add color. This photo was taken when the paint was still wet.  You can apply color and then move the color by adding some more water to your paint brush.  You need to be careful with this paper though because it is not watercolor paper and it might start to break down with too much water.  You could also certainly use watercolor paper which I have used previously as well.
Here is a cropped photo close up of the flower painting.  Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Supplies Used:  Stampendous Daily Thanks stamp set, Bazzill kraft and white papers, American Crafts, Dear Lizzy Serendipity patterned papers 6X6 pad, Versamark and Memento ink, Stampin' Up white embossing powder, Michael's watercolor paint set, aqua painter


Pia S said...

I love white on kraft. Great idea embossing the lines and the colors you added make the flowers look really beautiful.

Megan J said...

Hi Anita, I just popped across from Asha's blog, thank you for showing so simply how to do the water colouring on kraft, now I just need to practise and get really good at stamping before I go buying embossing bits and pieces. Have a good one... Megan