Today, I’m sharing a post I shared recently on the Simon Says Stamp blog. I know it is Diecember, but when I saw the Winter Flower stamp set with that gorgeous Poinsettia bouquet, I knew I had to stamp and paint it! I did use a die for the greeting though LOL. I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
EASY HEAT EMBOSS RESIST WATERCOLOUR
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Prepare Hot Pressed watercolour card with Antistatic Powder.
- Stamp the Winter Flower image in Versamark ink and heat emboss with Antique Gold Embossing Powder
- Tape the card to a board to prevent warping when adding lots of water.
- Paint a light layer of watercolour into the areas contained by the embossed lines. Dot in more concentrated paint where the shadows will be – on the base of the leaves tucked into the bouquet and at the base of the petals where they dip into the flower centre.
- Build up the layers of paint as each layer dries, adding more layers until there is depth but equally highlights on the painting.
- Emphasise the shadows with a brown Faber Castell Polychromo pencil.
- Splatter with White Gouache and left-over paint.
- Trim the panel to fit on a 5 inch by 7 inch Neenah Desert Storm card base.
- Heat emboss a sentiment from the Holiday Greetings stamp set.
- Die cut the greeting with a Mixed Label die.
- Rub Antique Linen and then Tattered Rose Distress Ink around the edges of the label with a blending brush.
- Splash with water and soak up some of the colour on the tag with a cloth.
- Attach the panel to the card base with foam tape.
- Attach the label, again with foam tape and using a T-square ruler to ensure the label is on straight.
- Embellish with Darice Crystal Sequins and Little Things From Lucy’s Cards Eggshell Pearls.
Well, that’s me for today. I will be back later in the week with some exciting new products to share. In the meantime, it is back to the Holiday prep for me. How is it going for those of you that celebrate? If you are anything like me, then your to-do list is long!
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D