An online chat today centered around water coloring. Water color paper or Whisper White? Blender pens or Aqua Painter? Water color crayons or water color pencils? Ink pads or refills? The discussion got me itchin’ to get to my basement and create a work of water color art.
I headed straight for Morning Cup and just knew I wanted to water color with that set. Instead of the cool tea kettle or single, dainty tea mug, I reached for Take a Sip, the Stampin’ Around Wheel that coordinates with the set. I don’t really use the wheels, so I pealed the rubber off my wheel and mounted it on clear-mount cling foam. I store it in my Morning Cup case so it’s always right in reach, and it mounts perfectly on my clear mount blocks. Here’s my card:
Helpful hints and reminders:
- Water coloring tips. Stamp on the water color paper with StazOn ink to ensure a permanent image. Tap the moistened Aqua Painter onto the flat end of the crayon to grab the color. I start on one side of each image and drag my color across the image. In this card, I dragged from left to right. This grades the color beautifully. Don’t be afraid to add more color or different colors. The water blends the color beautifully.
- Don’t forget to add texture. The water color paper has a really great texture to it. To add a little texture to the background of this card, I scored two lines on the back of the Baja Breeze card stock using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Adds nice dimension to the card.
Stamp sets: Take a Sip, Teeny Tiny Wishes Inks: Early Espresso, Jet Black StazOn Paper: Watercolor Paper, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Stylus, Word Window Punch, AquaPainter, Water color crayons
Please don’t leave yet! I have one more thing to tell you about before you leave. All July long, I have encouraged you to join my team by offering you a free stamp set of your choice. Starting tomorrow, August 1, Stampin’ Up! is offering an amazing collection of Halloween goodies (a really great painter tray with all the fixings to decorate it up for Halloween – includes papers, ribbons and a really great Halloween stamp set. Come back tomorrow to see more about it. Offer still stands, though, if you want to sign up on my team by end of the day today…To learn more, click here.
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