Watercoloring stationary is a huge trend right now.
I wanted to create a wedding card using watercolors to match this lovely wedding invitation (invitation to the left). I inked my stamps (Turning A New Leaf-PTI) heavily with water and stamped images onto the wet watercolor paper (wet-on-wet technique).
Then played around with my aqua painter.
Adding (ink) paint to a wet layer of paint on the paper produces a soft, diffused look as the colors mix. Being able to predict the results you're going to get working wet-on-wet takes practice, but as this technique can produce spectacular, lively types of cards, paintings, it's well
worth experimenting with it.
CRAFTERS TIP: when watercoloring your paper can curl! If you have time leading up to your event – stack all papers under really heavy books/bricks for like a week to flatten them out.
If you don’t have time ... iron them.
All supplies Stampin' Up! ... unless noted.
Stamps: PTI (Papertrey Ink): Turning a New Leaf, SU Word Play (retired)
Ink: Classic-Rich Razzelberry, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede (stamped-off)
Paper: Watercolor paper 140 lb, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels (2 mm), Rhinestone, Aqua Painter-medium, Tim Holtz water spritzer, the beautiful lace Artisan Embellishment Kit (retired), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals
Technique: Wet-on-Wet Watercoloring
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Do somthing creative every day!