Thursday, February 20, 2014

Water Coloring With H2os

I have this post on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog today.
this week our challenge is Twinkling H2Os.
MY post there today is about "water coloring" with them.
I hope "YOU" can join us in the challenge there.

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 a Dreamweaver Wisteria 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" and spritzed not only my H2os,
 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 using the colors Courageous and Lucky Apple
Holiday Sparkle using the colors Sugar Plum and Emerald
Springtime using the colors 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 H2os!!



Ros Crawford said...

Oh my the wisteria looks so beautiful!! Really lovely Diane ... It started off here like a beautiful spring morning ... but it's turning cold now .. Brrrr!

Darlene said...

This is just beautiful Diane! What a great technique ... thanks for all the helpful hints! And, of course the color combo is one of my all time favorites! BEAUTIFUL!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Diane!! The colors look amazing!! And I just love the sentiment, too!! What a gorgeous card my friend!! Have a great day :)

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Anonymous said...

Very Pretty Diane. I have Wisteria vines in my backyard and they are gorgeous and this certainly depicts them beautifully. Love the embossing and using H2o's on them.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! I never thought about embossing stencils! This is so gorgeous painted with the H2os. Love me some wisteria!

Shirley said...

Beautiful card and wonderful use of H2O's too! Love the colors you picked that awesome bow too!