At my house this is pretty much a true statement 24/7. But in this instance I'm actually referring to my monthly workshop...Ladies Night! Our technique this month is water coloring, and I've cooked up two different cards water colored in two different ways.
The first one is a Mother's Day card that I began by stamping the background with bleach. You never know what color your card stock will be when bleached. Pacific Point becomes Gable Green, so with these two colors to build on, I decided Pirouette Pink and Baja Breeze would be a nice compliment.
This is a more classic approach to water coloring. I chose a line art image I could color (the flower) and I stamped it using Gable Green Craft and heat embossed it with Clear EP. That sealed the ink so I could watercolor without worry! ;) Once it was colored and trimmed out I added a Rhinestone brad. So simple!
PAPER - Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Gable Green, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
INK - Gabe Green Craft, Pacific Point Classic, Baja Breeze Classic
STAMPS - All Holidays, Doodle This OTHER - Circle Scissor, Paper Crimper, Fire Square Brad, 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (Baja Breeze), Aqua Painter, stapler
For the Second card I used Watercolor Paper and my Watercolor Pencils. A completely different take on water coloring...and I'm excited about using this technique to do sunsets! I basically scribbled on the Watercolor Paper leaving some white space and then "painted" over the scribbles with my Aqua Painter. I heated it a little to make sure it was dry before I stamped the images over it, and I really LOVE how this card came out!!!
PAPER - Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant, Patterns Pack II (Regal Rose), Watercolor Paper
INK - StazOn
STAMPS - Great Friend
OTHER - Watercolor Pencils, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon
Ladies Night * April 23, 2009 * 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM