Monday, August 6, 2012

Acrylics & Watercolors

I've got to say that Dawn truly inspired me with today's Make It Monday video and challenge.  I think I made my favorite card in a very long while.  I'm giddy with how much I like how it turned out.  Dawn's video was all about using your ink pads as watercolors.  She made a gorgeous card using ink pads, a brush, and water to color in a stamped image.  I took it a little different route once I got out all my supplies.  I took a look at the acrylic block I was going to use to blot my ink on and decided it would actually make a really neat background.  So, my idea was totally changed at that moment.  I positioned the block on my watercolor paper so I knew where to place it once it was all inked up.  Then I covered it with my 4 different inks and sprayed it with water.  Finally, using my inked/wet acrylic block as a stamp, I stamped it onto the water color paper.  It made the perfect night sky for the rest of my card.  I highly recommend trying your ink pads to get a water color look...totally AWESOME!

Stamps:  Nativity Silhouettes Additions (PTI)
Inks:  Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria, Fresh Snow (PTI), Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Paper:  Plum Pudding (PTI), Watercolor Paper
Misc:  Acrylic Block, Spray Bottle, Foam Tape (Scotch), Bling


  1. This is so beautiful! The colors are stunning!!!

  2. I love the colors! Great take on the technique, too! Love this card!

  3. Amazing. Simply amazing. :)


  4. Love this color combo. Can you make about 100 for my Christmas cards?

  5. Found your link on the PTI blog. I like your watercolored background and card! Nice color for card base, as well. :)

  6. Your 'coloring' turned out beautiful. Love the sky effect.

  7. Your use of the watercoloring technique is fabulous. The soft multicolored sky is a perfect offset to the silhouettes. Great job and beautiful card.


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