Tuesday, February 27, 2007

February Technique: Watercolor Emboss Resist

Okay, I know I am soo late getting this in for the technique tutorial for my Feb.-March newsletter, but here it is. The technique is Watercolor emboss resist. Here are the supplies you need:
Inks: Embossing ink such as Versamark or white craft ink
Paper: watercolor paper or whisper white or even confetti white
Tools: white or clear embossing powder, heat gun, watercolor crayons, watercolor brush or aquapainter, water

Step one: stamp your solid image and emboss with white or clear EP.
Step two: scribble with your watercolor crayons over the white space around your stamped image. You can even scribble on top of the embossed image as it will resist the crayons when wet.
Step three: take a moderately wet watercolor brush (a medium one is good for large areas like this) and wet your scribbles to blend the color. Try to go in different directions to evenly blend your color. Do not soak your paper. Just wet it enough to blend.
Step four: cut your paper, embelish, or even stamp over it for added dimension and add the piece to your card.

For my sample I used the following supplies:
Stamps: petals wheel, polka dots and paisley, and a non SU! bracket stamp
Inks: versamark, rose red, basic brown, old olive and cool caribbean
Paper: cool caribbean, whisper white
Accessories: rose red watercolor crayon, watercolor brush, heat gun, new spiral punch, chocolate grosgrain ribbon

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