This is a really cool and easy watercolor technique that I especially love with the Big on Birthdays set, however, it looks great with any bold stamp set.
For this technique I used watercolor paper. Any other cardstock won't hold up under the amount of water used.
You'll need a bold stamp set like this one, Big on Birthdays from the new Occasions Catalog, as well as an aqua painter and 2-4 inkpads, water color paper and emboss powder if you wish. You can use basic black ink, but I love the way the embossing stands out on the watercolor background.
This is the first color combination that I used: Soft Sky, Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy and Pacific Point. I used a few drops of the re inker bottles on a foam plate and used my aqua painter to pick up the ink and swoosh it over the watercolor paper, starting with the lightest color first, working to the darkest.
I embossed the greeting in white emboss powder and colored in the flowers and leaves with the matching marker colors. I topped it off with an emerald envy ribbon.
Here's one using Soft Sky, Sweet Sugar Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzle Berry and Elegant Eggplant. I embossed the greeting in gold emboss powder and added a sweet sugar plum ribbon.
I love the shine of the gold emboss powder against the colors of purple.
The third card colors are Daffodil Delight, Peek a Boo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo. Once again the images are colored in with markers and I added a flirty flamingo ribbon.
This one was stamped in back black archival ink.
Here's the finished trio:
This is a really fun and relaxing technique that I hope you will try. Be sure to use the watercolor paper for this one!
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