Thursday, January 16, 2014

Watercolor on Embossing

PPA188-SketchHere I am again, stamping and watercoloring when I really should be packing and cleaning.  But I just can't help it!  I watched a You Tube video by Jennifer McGuire this morning and wanted to try the technique.  This is one sample, I do have another where I've highlighted a few small sections of the chevron that I will make later (and knowing me, it will probably be this afternoon).   I stamped on watercolor paper, using Jennifer's advice.  I do not have very many distressed ink pads, but these are perfect together.  The flowers are water colored as well and then die cut (Sizzix thick dies).  The center of the flowers looked so plain, so I rummaged through my stamps and found these 'centers'.  I stamped directly on the ink pad, made my impression and then sprayed water to mute colors.  Finished off with Glossy Accents.  The leaves are also watercolored, the stem is from another stamp set, same technique.  I used my scoreboard to score only where the stem is, slightly folded it up and attached to card just at the stem with glossy accents.  I have to say something about moving, you can find all kinds of things you forgot.  I didn't remember having a paper piercer before.  Found it yesterday and promptly put it in where it really belongs, my stash!  I used it down the left side of the card.  Very subtle, but I wanted to see how it looked.

I really enjoyed this technique which it looks like I will be investing in more colors of distressed inks.  I am using this card for two challenges.  Paper Pal Arts #188.  This sketch is my go-to sketch.  I use it quite a bit.  It is so very versatile.

I am also entering it with Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge, Emboss it!  And so I did!   You could do use embossing paste, or embossing folders, or heat embossing.  It's nice having those options.  Just this week, I've done all three.  To be fair and no back posting, I am using the card I made today.

Thanks for stopping by!    Traci



  1. Very nice! I like the embossing and the water coloring. We appreciate you using our sketch and joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

  2. Wonderful,sweet card, love the watercolouring embossing and fab flowers too.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  3. Love your technique!!! Yo have inspired me to give is a try! I am so glad you played with the PALS this week! Fun and Sweet card!