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Friday, August 14, 2015

Water Color Milk Cans

I recently went to a scrapbook convention and I learned a spiffy new technique to create cards that look as though they have been water colored.  I actually spent a good hour at the Art Impressions booth learning the technique.  Of course, I also spent quite a bit purchasing all the different stamps and pens to recreate this technique.

After going home and playing with the technique I added a bunch of different stamps I already had to the mix.  I found that Judith Stamps peg stamps and tapestry stamps worked quite well too.

At any rate, I am really enjoying  experimenting with this technique so you are going to be seeing a number of different cards using it for the next few days.

I originally thought I would create simple cards with just a matted background for this technique, that really didn't happen.  Here is what did.

I really like how the diecuts and pastels seem to give these cards a romantic Victorian gingerbread sort of feel.  The pale green card was the first one I created and then I decided to add even more diectus for the second card.

What you cannot see in these photos is that I went over the flowers in the images with Stickles Crystal and the flowers really twinkle now.  The images really didn't need the glitter, but I just love the way it looks.

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful. Love the layers of die cuts and the watercolor effect.