Watercolor Spritz Thank You

dkd-wm-img_01932 You’re not gonna believe what I did with these bright little squares!  I tried a cool little technique by stamping my whole ink pad on my counter top (yes) in Bermuda Bay, Melon MAHMBOW, and Daffodil Delight and spritzed with a small (make up traveler bottle you get at Target,etc.) and smooshed the individual squares in their respective inks AFTER I cropped them out with our awesome SQUARE frame lits!   It really gives it a more “dramatic” effect in person and I will be doing more of this in the next week or two using other die cuts!!  It’s fun! I have other projects I played with last night, too!  Can’t wait to share with you!  I used our gorgeous butterfly die cut and stamped the sentiment from  the Mixed Borders stamp set! There are some really meaningful sentiments and the borders are precious to use! dkd-wm-img_01932 I placed some “diamonds” onto the body of my black card stock butterfly and tied the black twine around the top of the card because I felt like it needed a little somethin’ more!  I used the THICK whisper white card stock for the base, (its so sturdy and perfect for bases and other intricate things that need support), and layered in black and then white. dkd-wm-img_01954 It’s just an unusual type of technique for a card, but in person you should really see it!  I’m thinking I’m going to add a bit of Wink of Stella clear pen to give my butterfly a shimmer!  I used the Thick whisper white card stock to smoosh my squares, but afterwards I used my watercolor paper that I have from SU for some other projects I’m doing and it works a bit better for the blending aspect of it.  When you hold this card, it feels like it’s a heavy piece of artwork!  haha!  You would probably have to pay a bit more in postage, but it would be worth it!! Try this technique and if you need to know anything more about this card, just email me!  I love sharing more anything!   I did sprinkle some diamond rhinestones around to add more bling!  I hope you try it! As always, click on the images below to order any products you need, but I think you need to look closely at this wonderfully versatile stamp set!  It’s a great one. dkd-wm-img_01921 Here it is before I added the twine!  For your viewing pleasure!  haha! It’s time to start thinking about your Holiday card making!  Stay tuned for many Holiday card projects coming up!  Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I appreciate you so much! Let me know if you need anything! Many of you have asked about my October classes, I’ll be posting soon! Take care, enjoy each day and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses every now and again!  It will clear you mind. Mucho love and hugs, Debbie

 

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  1. Hi Deb,
    Nice technique . . . never tried it or read it any place else. I’m not good with water and ink, etc. Just a huge mess for me. I do not have the patience to go slowly.
    🙂

    • Thank you, Nancy 🙂 I have felt the same way as you about watercolor, have been practicing more with it, but it does take a bit
      of time and then still need more practice. I saw this technique done from Catherine Pooler a while back. So, I played around doing it, it wasn’t all that pretty, but I used a baby wipe after each color to wipe the counter. It was kinda fun spraying the water onto the counter top because you can control that at least…haha. I made a few more cards using this technique and they turned out more like the look I was going for, it was more of a true “water color” look. I’m setting my goal this upcoming year to do more “water coloring” and start feeling better about it. I have a few friends asking me to teach them…but first I have to learn more, I think we’d have fun nonetheless, just making messes and drinking wine. Sometime try it, I think you’d enjoy it once you got the hang of it and didn’t go into it expecting a whole lot. Then it’s “ok” if it just wasn’t your cup of tea. I say try anything creatively at least 3 times…Big hugs to you as always.

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