Online Card Classes has a class that is all about exploring different watercolor mediums. It is terrific! For this piece I used a Cherry Blossom stamp from Roi in Korea. Stamped it in Versamark ink on Distress Watercolor cardstock and heat embossed it with Ranger Gold embossing powder. I used Tombow Dual Brush pens and water to color in the image and the background. To finish it off, I applied Versamark ink around the edges and heat embossed them with the same Gold embossing powder.
Friends! I did not really like the black dots so I revisited this design and added liquid platinum emboss over each of the black dots. This way you get a hint of the black in each dot to tie in with the lettering and the embossing to tie the whole piece together.
Using Distress Ink as a watercolor, I added some Shabby Shutters to the peas (adding some additional interest with some colored pencil over the top) and did an overall wash of the background with Evergreen Bough.
This is the same wet-on-dry technique that I used yesterday. For this version I used Arches cold pressed 14o lb paper instead of hot pressed, Gansai Tambi watercolors and an Avery Elle rectangle die in addition to circle die from the infinity circle die set by Hero Arts. Which do you prefer?
This is a version of a wet-on-dry technique taught by Laura Bassen in the Watercolor for Card Makers: Intermediate Techniques. I embossed the Tim Holtz Stone Stamp with clear embossing powder onto Arches hot pressed 14o lb paper. I used Daniel Smith watercolors and a circle die from the infinity circle die set by Hero Arts. I am going to try this again on the Arches cold pressed paper to compare.
I heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Ranunculus with Ranger gold embossing powder and then I continued to layer the gold embossing powder on top of that. Then, I die cut that gold piece with the new Hero Arts Star Confetti die. I found these adorable wood cut trees at Target and all of that was placed onto a Hero Arts piece of red shimmery card stock.
I embossed a Ranger heavy stock tag with a fun folder from Simon Says Stamp – Flower Frenzy! On top of that I used the following Distress Inks (Fired Brick, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs). In between the layers of ink, I sprayed some Ranger Perfect Pearls that I mixed with some Ranger Ink and put in a mini-mister. In person, you can really see that shimmer!