After seeing Loll Thompson's Gorgeous Saturated Watercolored Cards I just had to give the rich colored background a try. Thanks Loll for inspiring me AGAIN!
I used a SU clear plastic wood stamp box to drop several drops of Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Primrose Petals dye ink into. Then spritzed with water and smeared around a bit with my palette knife (it was handy). I then layed a 4 x 5 piece of watercolor paper over the mixed inks and let really soak in the inks. Yes, a bit inky. Just have paper towels handy. I had enough leftover ink to do another piece. This bg is actually my 2nd piece. I added more reinker and ended up with 4 pieces total for future projects :-)
The box washed out beautifully and really worked well containing the ink..except what got on my fingers!
The rest of the card went together quickly. I did stamp a dragonfly with DDelight and T. Tango and fussy cut out and then covered twice with Crystal Effects.
I LOVE the rich saturated colors. Thanks again Loll for your help encouraging me along the way :-)
Enjoy and do try this really fun technique. I think it is spritzed watercoloring too except you really get the saturated colors when you keep the reinkers contained. Loll used her Craft Mat to mix her inks.
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 GMT Views: 1015
Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 6254
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 7:52 PM
Your background turned out so beautiful! Love the addition of the texture from you diagonal strip embossing ... and love that fresh foliage die - so pretty. Dragonfly is perfect embellishment. So glad you got inky and had fun! :)
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Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 9:34 PM
Very pretty, love the white die-cut against the bright WC panel. Thanks for sharing the technique...tried it a few years ago, but never let the paper soak up the colors. Can't wait to give it a try. TFS
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