Friday, September 11, 2009

Watercolor Roses

I'm sure you may have seen this technique all over the place, but I finally decided to try it for myself. This is a card we made for my Ladies' Night Out in July. I CASE'd it exactly from Deb over at Artfelt Impressions. You can see her beautiful card here.
For this technique, you stamp an open line image onto shimmery white card stock with Versamark or White Craft ink and emboss it with white or clear embossing powder. Then you use a spray bottle filled with water to completely soak the image with water. You can then use an aqua painter and your ink pads or drops of ink refills to float in the color. The embossed image keeps the ink from spreading all over the image. You can put color in each "space" created by the embossing and add more or less wherever you want the shading. It's a fun technique with spectacular results. Thanks for stopping by!

2 comments:

Margaret Moody said...

This is beautiful, Britiney! I love the overall simplicity of it! It showcases the pretty flower perfectly! Anyone would love to receive this gorgeous card! Very, very nice!

Kitty A. said...

Love your card and the beautiful variations of yellow. Thanks for sharing the watercoloring technique!

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