You’ve Got This
At our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Meeting last week, Christy showed a fun technique called “Watercoloring with No Lines.” I think that’s the name. When I started stamping, it was “Gray Guiding.” Basically, you stamp an image in a very light colored ink, then watercolor it so the lines aren’t the same color you stamped them in. In some samples, the lines disappear altogether. It’s very fun, but I had a really hard time with it at the meeting. I tried three times and I didn’t like any of them.
I decided to give it another go tonight, and here’s my final try.
I didn’t get rid of the lines, but they’re not the same color I stamped in. I stamped them in Blushing Bride, and now they’re Sweet Sugarplum. I know, I know – that’s not a huge leap. Still, I’m very happy with the end result!
I stamped the sentiment (from the “All Things Thanks” stamp set) in the corner of the square with Sweet Sugarplum. Then, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I positioned the flower from the “You’ve Got This” stamp set over and around the sentiment and stamped it in Blushing Bride. Now that I’m thinking about the meeting, I’m fairly sure Christy said to “stamp off” on scratch paper one time before stamping on the Watercolor Paper.
I colored all the blossoms with Blushing Bride ink and an Aqua Painter first, the flower center with Crushed Curry ink, then the leaves and stem with Old Olive and Wild Wasabi. After it dried (and you do want to let one area dry before starting on an adjacent area), I went back over some of the lines and petals with darker ink.
After adding a few strips of Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper and some Whisper White Organza Ribbon to the Blushing Bride Panel, I was ready to put it all together. I love how well Blushing Bride goes with Sweet Sugarplum. A full product list is at the end of the blog.
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