Lift Me Up

Aqua Wash Technique, featuring: "Lift Me Up" stamp set.


I had a lot of fun with this new technique today. Its called Aqua Wash with markers. This is a very pretty watercolor background technique that can be used with pretty much any stamp set or detailed dies.

This technique is super easy and super cool. You'll need the Stampin Up watercolor paper or shimmery white paper, an aqua painter and some markers in various colors. You'll also need to grab a quart sized ziplock bag.

For this card, I used the Lift Me Up stamp set and coordinating Up and Away thinlits. As I mentioned, I used the watercolor paper as well as the melon mambo, pumpkin pie and daffodil delight Stampin Write Markers.

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Here's a card using the elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder and rich razzleberry markers along with the aqua painters:

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I've created a quick tutorial for you...

First scribble on a ziplock bag with your markers.

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Next, use your aqua painter to brush water onto your watercolor paper, kind of in a zig zag motion.

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Then, you will turn the bag over so that the ink is facing down and smoosh it into your watercolor paper.

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Lift up the bag and voila!

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Lastly, let it dry either naturally or zap it with a heat tool and apply the Lift Me Up diecut hot air ballon and embellishments.

This one, I used the basic black cardstock for the hot air balloon, instead of the whisper white cardstock.

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 Here's my You Tube video if you'd like to watch it in real time.

 

I had so much fun using different color combinations and different dies and stamp sets with this technique. I hope you try this awesome aqua wash with markers, stamping technique. And if you do, let me know if you like it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Card Class - Cuties and Cards

Its always a pleasure to stamp with the card class crew. Its a great time to not only stamp with all the new Occasions products but to see all the new sample cards and to catch up from our Christmas break.

Here's Deb, Sharon and Judy. Such a fun bunch of happy stampers!

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The ladies seemed to really love this "Beautiful You" card. They loved the colors of soft sky and blushing bride together. The new "Falling Petals" emboss folder received a lot of compliments as well.

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This is Sue and Liz making a cute Valentine. It's Sale A Bration and Stampin Up has a great sign up special, so of course Sue had to take advantage of getting an extra 2 free stamp sets of her choice for signing up tonight. I think that's why she's smiling from ear to ear in this photo.

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Here's the sweet Valentine they are working on. This was made with the "Love Sparkles" stamp set in the New Occasions Catalog 2017.

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Marcia and Patty are concentrating on finishing the cute hot air balloon card, made with the "Lift Me Up" stamp set.

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We used soft sky, rich razzleberry and dapper denim inks and cardstock for this uplifting card.

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Marjie and Janice cranking up some fun at the big shot station. This was Janice's first time stamping and she loved every minute of it!

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Be sure to come back soon to see the bonus project that we did that night.

Until then..

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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