Monthly Archives: May 2014

Online Card Classes – Faux Watercolor Painting

I am so sad that I didn’t have the chance to play and try all of the techniques yet.  I was really excited about this technique.  It didn’t turn out as beautiful as the samples, but I think I just need more (a lot more) practice.

I used a stamp from Hero Arts and the Sentiment is from a Mama Elephant stamp set.

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This is what it looked like before I ruined the bottom by trying to emboss on a still slightly wet surface (haha, see? no patience!)

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I can’t wait to play along and try more techniques~~ What a great class!!

Online Card Classes – Watercolor – Stamping with Watercolor

Here is my take on Jennifer McGuire’s technique, using an acrylic block, versamark ink, and watercolor:

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I used a Hero Arts birthday stamp set.  🙂  I used distress markers to color the cupcake, and added some sequins.

Online Card Classes – Watercolor – Background – Part 3

Finally, this is a mix of Jennifer McGuire’s technique (with the liquid mask) and Laura Bassen’s technique with the acrylic block and distress inks:

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Instead of using the blocks to create straight lines, I went for a diagonal look.  I used Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, and Picked Raspberry for this card.  I used a precision tip tool, put masking fluid in it and wrote the sentiment.  I then added drops of masking fluid here and there to create the dots.  🙂

Online Card Classes – Watercolor – Backgrounds – Part 2

This is my take on Kristina’s video and watercoloring on an embossed background:

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I used a Hero Arts background stamp, and a Hero Arts Birthday stamp.  The watercolors are the same Sakura Koi.

Here is a closeup:

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Online Card Classes – Watercolor – Backgrounds

I loved this class!

Here are a few of my cards demonstrating Day 1:

I really loved Jennifer’s take on using the stencil over a wet background.  I actually tried a few times, but, due to my impatience, I messed it up a few times. 🙂  So, though I love this technique, it is hard for me because I hate waiting! haha~ But, I really love the way this turned out.

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Closeup:

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I used watercolor paper from Simon Says Stamp.  The watercolors are the Sakura Koi Sketch set (got it for Mother’s Day, love my hubby!) The wood veneer is from Michael’s, I forget which set.  I used a Studio Calico stencil.  I then liberally sprayed with Radiant Rain in Ice.