Tuesday, May 6, 2014

watercolor fun (SSS, CMCC, KIS, WW)

Had some fun with the use-your-embossing-folder-like-a-stencil-used-as-a-stamp technique. Confused? Check out this video from Splitcoast to see what I mean.

Are you back?  Well I did this technique with the Flower Corner folder from Hobby Solutions and Distress Paints in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Peeled Paint.

It's kinda like playing with gelli plates and monoprinting like I did here.  Except let's call it duo- and tres- printing, may we? You get a lot of bang for your buck if you keep spritzing the paint left on your folder and making more prints.  Print #1 was made into a card which was just accepted for publication in Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking November issue.  So please meet prints #2 and #3...

#2 has a bit of splotchiness going on on the left side.  I spritzed the folder with a water and bronze Perfect Pearls mixture and the splotches are from where there was a lot of water.  But in the spirit of the watercolor trend, that's what I was hoping for. I heat embossed this wonderful sentiment from Winnie and Walter onto colored CS and fussy cut it before adhering it with foam adhesive.

On #3 I incorporated tidbits of the third print I made from the folder (simply onto a piece of cheap white CS). I punched one inch circles from the print and stitched them onto a CS panel which I had stamped with some delicate blooms using Distress Inks.

TIP: I inked up the sentiment with pink and purple and stamped it onto my panel and then freaked cuz it was way too dark. I quickly spritzed the stamp and stamped over it... twice... and it got the nice glimmery and watercolory result I was hoping for.

The inside.  Love the versatility of the W&W Big and Bold sets - so many sentiment possibilities.

I'm playing all around the neighborhood with these cards:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Keep it Simple #39 - Watercolor
Colour Me #18 - Anything Goes using 5 colors
Winnie and Walter - Join in and Win

Appreciate your visit.

Supplies for:
Paper:  CS Bringmann, watercolor paper
Stamps: Winnie and Walter, blooms We R Memory, Autumn Leaves
Ink : Distress Paint and Ink, 'Versamark
Tools: embossing folder Hobby Solutions, circle punch,  sewing machine
Other: black embossing powder


Irish Cherokee said...

An interesting process. Love the results. Beautiful cards.

~amy~ said...


Anni said...

Both cards are stunning as always!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!

Shery Russ said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Maria!!!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Maria, love your inking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Darnell said...

Just truly gorjo, Maria!! What really clever people there are in the world and your designs always take things to a higher level!! Hugs, Darnell

Cris G. said...

Fabulous cards, Maria! That first one (I can see completely), meaning #2, is just stunning and the embossing folder is a beauty! #3 you could also play along with Virginia's View Challenge... it's all about stitching. Good luck!

Deepti said...

These are so stunning :) your cards are so unique !

alexandra s.m. said...

FABULOUS Maria! I must try this!
Thank you for sharing the video with us ;)

shirley-bee said...

These are fabulous, Maria! Can't wait to see version #1. And congrats on having a bunch of cards published in the latest edition!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS watercolouring Maria - such fun cards, can't wait to see #1!
So glad you joined in the fun @ Keep It Simple :)

Winnie & Walter said...

Maria, these cards are beautiful! The vibrant colors and techniques are wonderful. Thank you for using our sentiments with your lovely projects and linking up!

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