Last time I'm comin' at ya with the peony from Stampendous. Remember in this post I mentioned a "typical Maria" card front. Well, I had to make it.
I wanted the watercolor effect without an hour of watercoloring. Tried a new technique to get a peony-shaped-watercolor-blob onto my front panel, which I could then stamp over with the outline stamp. And I opted for blue. Cuz there are so many blue peonies IRL, right? Whatever.
First I inked up the cling side of the stamp with various blues. Then spritzed with water. Now if I had just flipped this over and stamped with it I would have gotten a mirror image of the bloom. Not what I wanted.
So I laid a piece of acetate onto the inked surface, thinking I could get the rough shape of the bloom onto the acetate and use that to stamp onto my watercolor paper panel.
It kinda worked. Of course, when you pull the acetate up off of the stamp the ink pools. Maybe if I had used less water the pools would have been smaller?!? I picked up more of the ink on the acetate and pressed it onto the watercolor paper. And then inked up the stamp, spritzed it and stamped over the watercolor blob.
This is what I got. Definitely not a technique for control freaks... notice the few stray streaks up top... But I then tried something else new, not sure if it would work, but it did. I sprinkled some Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder on the areas that were really wet. Hit it with the heat gun and it worked! You can see the close up in the first photo above. Here is the finished card.
I'm hooking up to the Lawnscaping Challenge #79 where we are to try a new technique. I tried two - transferring watercolor with acetate and heat embossing with watered down ink.
Also joining the fun at Less Is More where it's about a touch of turquoise. Can do. And I'm squeaking in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with this Birthday card too.
Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies for Alles Gute:
Paper: Bringmann, watercolor (Target for kids)
Stamps: bloom Stampendous, sentiment Klartext
Ink : Distress Ink, Versafine Smoky Gray
Other: holographic embossing powder