Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fun With Watercolor Paints

So I tried something completely new and absolutely loved it! Ok, so technically I tried it because a project for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, but once I finished that project I immediately jumped on another using the same technique. And I just got a package of Queen Kat Designs stamps in the mail that I had ordered. So even more goodies to play with!

Check this out? Isn't that fairy stamp awesome? To me, her face just has a very mischievous look, so it was perfect for my project.

The background was made using watercolor paper and watercolor paints. Super simple, just add a few colors of paints to your paper (be sure it's good and wet, learned that the hard way) and then take some plastic wrap (yes, go raid your pantry now) and crumple it up and place on top of your watercolor paper. Set it aside until completely dry.

While the paper is drying, stamp the fairy on watercolor paper with a waterproof ink. Once the ink is dry, color in the image. One of my fave ways to color images is using Distress Ink pads and an aqua pen brush. It's an easy way to blend the colors together. I also use some Perfect Pearls for lots of added shimmer.

Once your background watercolor paper is dry, adhere the cut out fairy. The white flames where heat embossed then all the sentiments were stamped. Last, pierce a line of holes across the bottom and add the shells.

This was made for a friend to use as a door hanger to hopefully forwarn people of a bad mood. I'm liking it so much she may not get it though!
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