Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Water Coloring With H20s

Hello Classy Friends!  Diane here with you today on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.  This week  our challenge is using Twinkling H2Os.

I have a love for these little pots of Twinkle.  They add a perfect bit of sparkle or you can use them as I did to water color.

I used the Dreamweaver Wisteria brass stencil which was embossed onto water color paper. To emboss a stencil, use the same stacking order you would to emboss a regular die. I taped my stencil on first with removable tape to hold it in place to color.

For this technique, I used the Spritzer Bottle and spritzed not only my H20s,  but my mat as well.  You don't want your brush too wet, but you also don't want you H2Os to go on too thick, after all, this  is water coloring!  By dipping your brush in the H2Os and then in the water on your mat, you get a mix that is easier to move around on your image. Just be careful not to let the color seep under the stencil.  

The Twinkling H2Os used for this project are:
Think Pink - Courageous and Lucky Apple
Holiday Sparkle - Sugar Plum and Emerald
Springtime - Plum Blossom and Spanish Moss

I matted my finished water color on So... Silk Fabulous Purple. This is a gorgeous paper that I hesitated to even cover up, but it was so pretty with the Wisteria!!

The sentiment is from the Flourishes set Always Blooming.

Thank you for visiting with me today. I hope you will join us in our challenge this week using your H20s!!

Your card is full of gorgeous color! Thanks Diane!

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Karen Letchworth said...

I absolutely LOVE this! SO pretty.

Dorothy S said...

This is lovely. Thanks for explaining how to use a stencil. I tried a long time ago without much luck, but will try again - and watercolor.