Don’t you just love heat embossing resist as a technique? Heat embossing a sentiment such as this beautiful one from, appropriately, the Hello Beautiful set (included in the February Card Kit) allows you to watercolor over the top to give a lovely background while still letting the sentiment take centre stage. Oh and if you’ve not seen the new February Card Kit, here’s a look :D
I concentrated on just the stamp set from the kit and there’s a video below of the watercoloring on this card for you to watch. I’ve been using this layered watercolor wash a lot recently; it’s such a lovely way to add color in a loose, simple and yet oh so pretty way. I struggle to call this a technique as it’s so easy to do! After stamping the sentiment and hearts in Versamark on watercolor card and white heat embossing I pulled out a few paint samples I’d picked up by Daniel Smith; there’s some really pretty colors and what a great way to try them out to see if you like them. I applied a wash of water and then bought in the teal color (Amazonite Genuine); adding a few washes and drying in between. I also used a couple of hot pinks (Quinacridone Pink & Quinacridone Magenta) to add color to the hearts. Although the embossed hearts should’ve provided a well for the color and kept them separate from the teal background, I had a small break in the wall of the top right heart and the pink leaked out into the teal. My first reaction was ‘uh oh!’ but then really liked the effect so went with it :D
I couldn’t quiet get a deep enough turquoise to really show off the sentiment and there wasn’t a deeper shade in the sampler so I pulled out my Winsor & Newton paints to add the final wash (Phthalo Turquoise). I also added splatters of paint and perfect pearls solution before mounting the panel on a Fog card base and adding a few sequins to finish.
ONLINE CARD CLASSES
Do you love watercoloring too? Well this card is just one of three I’ve got planned for this week which is appropriate as Online Card Classes Watercolor For Card Makers Intermediate Techniques starts today. The amazing Dawn Woleslagle is putting watercolors through their paces and having had a peek in the class you are going to be blown away with the tips, tricks and knowledge that Dawn has to share :D
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