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Old 03-15-2020, 07:54 PM   #1
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Here are the Details for today's challenge:Today I am hosting the Technique Lover's Challenge and I am using a fun technique from my friend Korin. We are doing watercolor on black cardstock (no special watercolor paper needed )It turns out kind of mixed media-ish but it is so cool and unique! I really L-O-V-E the final look!! 


Korin did a process tutorial (see post #4) that really walks you through it but after playing around with it my suggestions are below:
  • You need to use watercolors not inks (I tried oxides and it really didn't work but my Gansi Tambi worked like a charm
  • You really need to dry between layers and dry both sides of the card to keep it as flat as possible
  • No matter what, keep going, the magic happens after you add the white textures
  • You don't have texture stamps? No worries, use sentiments or bubble wrap, or stencils
  • After I finished, I spritzed he back of my card and dried the front to flatten the panel and then after I had my card together, I put it between to sheets of paper then ran it through my die cut machine to flatten it really good. (the foam tape Korin suggests help a lot too!) After all that, mine was not crinkled at all.
Here is the link to the tutorial in case you need to copy and paste (SCS isn't playing right for some reason) 
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This is so rich with the black cs, Lyn. Thank you for your tips.
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Great tip, they look vivid to the eyes! Thanks.
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Arrow Korin's Tutorial

I believe this is the tutorial Lyn was linking to. It shows one of the cards Korin has shared in the gallery. With the site issues, it's still a bit tricky to get videos either to link or embed correctly.
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I can't use the tutorial link - it says it is blocked This looks a fabulous technique

have just seen the linked video -= thank you
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Super fun technique Lyn, I loved to play and have made 2 and will surely make more!!

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I used black watercolor paper....because I have it and don't use it that often. Fun challenge. Thanks, Lyn....and Korin.

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What a fun technique! It is right up my alley!
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Enormous fun, thank you. So glad I had today off - I was expecting to be in work!
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Here's mine...lots of fun..thanks Lyn and Korin!

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The only watercolors I own are a CHEAPO kids set I bought years ago for about $2 . .. they worked beautifully and am in love with this technique. Here's mine:

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Cool technique! I am going to try! Thanks Lyn, and Sabrina!
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Thanks Lyn for the challenge !
Here is my card:
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Here is mine. Fun. Thank you.
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Since everything is cancelled we have more time at home to create. So in between trips to find groceries I will give this a shot. Looks like an awesome technique.
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I loved this fun technique, Lyn. Thanks so much! TLC786 Midnight Bird by Lori "Artzadoni"
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What a great challenge! I already had my distress oxides out to try and learn how to use them so here we go:
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I learned stamping at Technique Junkies, and really had a blast making this card. I love trying something new- and it did not cost me any $$$ LOL

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Great challenge! Totally new to me - I really enjoyed doing it. Here's my card:

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Thanks for sharing this wonderful technique, I want to do more of these!
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Fun! I had a great time trying this out. Will adjust some things when I try again later.
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What a cool technique! I had so much fun with this! (so needed right now. I got so into the technique of spattering, that I spattered all sorts of paper. Unfortunately I did not prep my area very well, so some of my inks etc are all spattered! funny! It's a good thing my pets were not too close. hmmmm my dogs are black... I wonder...hmmmm LOLOLOL Posting pics of my cards now.
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So much fun. I did two.

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Thanks for the challenge, here is my card.

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Had a go today and did some tearing too

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I'm finally getting to post my card.

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I love this technique! Here is another!
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This challenge was really fun.

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Here is another card that almost didn't make it but somehow I was able to save it.
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I LOVE this technique! I love that I don't have to have fancy watercolor paper to do this. It makes a gorgeous background. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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Finally made a card with the bg I had done!

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