While cleaning out the office the other day I found my watercolour paints! Decided to try out this trend for watercolouring and loved it. I painted a sort of hill shape with the darkest blue and then added lighter blue and finally a touch of green at the top. I was going for a sort of northern-lights type of sky. I stamped a large tree (from the Fosty in the Pines set) in versacolour and then used white embossing powder. I heat set it. I wanted to add a little sparkle, so I used the heat gun to re-melt the embossing powder and sprinkled on some superfine glitter. Then I added a little snow swirl by dotting with my gel pen.
This was a fast card, I trimmed the panel slightly smaller than a card front and then used the paint brush to paint a little border close to the edge of the card base. Once dry I attached the front panel. The sentiment is from Warm Fuzzies.
I used to love to paint with watercolours and one of my favourite things to help create texture was to sprinkle salt onto the wet paint, it sort of sucks the paint in and creates little areas of concentrated colour, sometimes you don't want the speckle effect, but I liked it for this snowy card. Since I was going to stamp over the paint, I waited till it was all dry and then rubbed all the salt off, leaving the surface smooth for stamping. You can leave the salt on if you like the texture. I would not recommend this technique for archival work tho, I'm not sure the salt would be a good long term partner to precious pictures etc.
Right, I'm off, I'm working on a big sale at the store, just waiting for a tech dude to write me a bit of code so I can add my wee sale stickers....chat soon!
Hi, I’m Claire Brennan and I'm a crafter. I am currently designing new stamps for Gina K Designs as well as prepping some of the popular WMS sets for re-release with Gina - it doesn't get any better! Thanks for stopping by, sure hope you see something different here!
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