Monday, June 28, 2010

"Faux" Watercoloring

It's no secret that I'm not very good at watercoloring...I can barely color between the lines much less add artistic highlights.  That's why I was so excited to come across this post on Stamp Art Squared.  Connie used patterned paper to make the hydrangea flower and leaves.  What a great idea!  I love to use paper piecing, but it never occurred to me to try it on this flower. 

I used a piece of Pink Pirouette DSP from my Bella Rose stash (again) for the flower and a piece of Certainly Celery DSP from another scrap bag.  It's important to stamp with Black Stazon Ink for a crisp image.  It doesn't seem to work as well with water-based black ink.  Simply trim out your pieces and glue them on a previously stamped image (in my case, an image I "tried" to watercolor...the paper looks MUCH better).  It's easier to see the different shades of color in real life.

Here's what I used:

Because I Care
Tiny Tags

Very Vanilla
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
     Very Vanilla Scrap for Tag
Watercolor Paper
     2-1/2x3-1/2 for Main Image
Pink Pirouette
     3-3/4x5 Large Embossed Layer
Certainly Celery
     4x5-1/4 Large Layer
Pink Pirouette DSP
     Scrap for Flowers
Certainly Celery DSP
     Scrap for Leaves

Black Stazon Ink

Medium Jewelry Tag Punch
Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon
1/8" Circle Punch
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Stampin' Dimensionals
Glue Dots

The good news is that the new catalog is going to have LOTS of patterned paper that will work great for this technique.  July 1st is when the fun begins!  If you don't already have a demonstrator (or if you aren't one yourself LOL....), I would love to help you with your crafting needs.  Just send me an e-mail and I'll be glad to place your order for you.  If you would like to place your order online, just go to  You'll need to select a demonstrator to get the preferred pricing, so if you don't have one feel free to use my name. :)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!

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1 comment:

  1. Beth, this is a beautiful card! I love the colors and the ribbon and embellishment!