Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Wonder of Christmas - Watercolour Card

When I first saw this stamp set, Wonder of Christmas I knew it would be ideal to use with water colour. If you haven't water coloured with an Aqua Brush before then this card is for you.

Begin with stamping the image with Versa Mark and  dry emboss with Copper embossing powder onto water colour paper. Doing so, keeps the ink and water spreading to unwanted areas.

Use the top of your ink pad as your palette.  Press the lid before opening and this will transfer some ink  to the lid top.

Brush the image with your Aqua Painter. Wet but don't saturate. Pick up ink from the ink lid with your Aqua Painter and apply. Let the water on the paper work with the ink. Just touch the Aqua painter to the area where you want the most colour and see the ink spread.
For instance, the dress under the banner, touch brush to the left corner and side. Too much colour, dab off with paper towel. Too dark, apply more water and dab off. Dry off with a Heat Tool.

I used the following inks -
  • Sweet Sugarplum   - dress and shoes
  • Blushing Bride - skin
  • Pool Party - background
  • So Saffron - wings
  • Pear Pizazz - banner and hair band 
  • Cajun Craze - hair

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