This week’s challenge was watercoloring. Since I’m still away from home, I have to work with what I have with me or can rut out of my daughter’s stash. I couldn’t find an aquapainter or paintbrush, but did find her Stampin’ Pastels, so improvised on my watercoloring technique by using Stampin’ Pastels® and a blender pen. I loved using that combination…it worked out really well and I love the look!
I used a Christmas stamp from Gina K Designs, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper, and Stampin’ Up!® Naturals White card stock. I’m loving the Naturals from Stampin’ Up!®– a nice change from using just Whisper White. The speckled is my favorite…ahh, I digress, again. I stamped the image with Palette Burnt Umber, a good waterproof ink, and colored the image. I then distressed the image, inked the edges, and spritzed the image with Glimmer Mist (love that stuff as well!). I mounted the image on Figgy Pudding, added a bit or shimmery green organdy ribbon from May Arts, and a couple of buttons.
I find that watercoloring is quick, easy, and looks much more complicated than it is. Keep in mind that you can get that watercolor look by using the Stampin’ Pastels and a blender pen – all available from Stampin’ Up!® The Stampin’ Pastels® are a great way to have a complete set of all the Stampin’ Up!® colors and neutrals for only $24.95. The blender pens are a great value at $9.95 for a set of three. Order both these items and a package of Naturals White or Naturals Ivory (40 sheets for only $7.50) from me before December 15 and get FREE shipping! Now THAT’S value!
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