Monday, April 22, 2013

Watercolored Embossed Resist Poppy Field


I found a great new technique to try over at Splitcoast Stampers website last week called Watercoloring Embossing Resist.  It looked so soft and pretty and, after doing this technique just once, I know I'll be using it again in upcoming projects!

The method is fairly straight forward - stamp image onto watercolor paper in Versamark then heat emboss with white embossing powder.  Then using ink pads and an Aquapainter color in the image.  The beauty of this technique (which is the case in most techniques I love) is that the results will never be the same!  I love that!


Stamp sets: Pleasant Poppies
Cardstock: Watercolor paper, Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Versamark, White embossing powder, Aquapainter, Primrose Petals stitched grosgrain ribbon, Honeycomb embossing folder, Basic Rhinestones, snail adhesive

Just a note: as with any watercoloring technique you can build up the color little by little until you reached the desired result.  I began with Primrose Petals on the Poppies then let that dry fully before adding the shading with Raspberry Ripple.  The sky is shaded with many layers, focusing more depth of color around the outside of the stems and flowers.  This can also be achieved by not allowing a lot of water to enter into the tip of the Aquapainter.  As with any technique, I can see the more practice I give it the better I will like the results.  Give it a try, I think you'll love it!

This Wednesday the Retired List will go live to make room for all the new additions being added to the new catalog due out June 1st!  Check back as I will be posting the list - you'll want to pick up on any retired items quickly as they are on a first come first serve basis.

Keep those entries for the Late Night Stamper's Treasure Hunt coming in!  You have just a couple weeks left to find all your clues and be entered for the $150 Stampin' Up! shopping spree in product of your choice!  The list of participating demo's can be found under the tab at the top of my blog.

Have a great day!!
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