Hello and Welcome!!!
So this weekend I got to take a big four-day weekend!!!
Most of the weekend I crafted...surprise, surprise! LOL!!!
I had the watercolor bug...
mostly from watching YouTube videos of
various people doing this same technique.
So no, I did not come up with this...
Please check out YouTube to help you out even more.
So I tape my watercolor paper down to my cutting sheet.
Don't put it directly to wood since you will be adding a lot of water to it.
Here I have a laminated piece of paper that I put some
Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks.
I learned the laminated piece of paper from Kristina Werner, thank you!
I have now added a lot of plain water to the piece of watercolor paper.
Now on to the coloring.
I have the Fossilized Amber on top and the Spiced Marmalade on the bottom.
With the water and the way Distress inks are, they blend beautifully.
I then took a paper towel to get some of the pools of water off.
I took a sprayer and sprayed some water,
then taking it off with the towel as well.
This takes some of the ink off the paper leaving drops of white.
Then I took a heat tool to the paper and dried it completely.
Here I took some of my mica powders that I have had for a bazillion years...
added water to them on a brush and tapped away
to leave dots of the color all over.
I let this dry a bit and took my heat tool to it again to make sure it was dry.
I hope you can see how much this shimmers from the mica powders.
(As always, you can click on any picture to make the item bigger)
So here's what I did with the background I created.
I added some sequins and glossy accents.
I also added a 'hello' die that I glittered up with some gold.
Here's a close up of the glittery goodness!!!
On this card, I used my watercolor pencils for the first time!
I tried laying color down first then using my brush,
but I eventually like the control of using my brush on the pencil then going to the image much better.
Thanks for that tip Julia Altermann.
Here's a close up of the image.
If I do say so myself, not bad! LOL!!!
On this card I used three different blue distress inks
and some blue mica powders.
On this one, I used the same colors as the first...
Orange Marmalade and Fossilized Amber.
I then stamped with Versafine and embossed,
which I would have done first, but it is such a detailed stamp.
Then put a bunch of Enamel dots.
Here's a close up of the stamping.
This one I went from light blue, to medium blue to purple.
I then again glittered a die cut per Jennifer McGuire.
I also added sequins and glossy accents.
Here's a close up of the glitter goodness again!
I made two of the gold hello die cuts,
so I added it to this card that I threw together
with some items I colored with pencils a while ago and had no home.
My hello shaker card!
Sheesh, I don't know how many times I messed this one up while creating it!
But finally, it is done and I love how it came out.
A close up on the shaker part.
I used my Wink of Stella pen to the hello die cut to give it a bit of shimmer.
So I know I did a lot of name dropping in this post,
but I do feel that I should give credit to the incredible people
that share their expertise on their blogs and their
YouTube Channels (which I am addicted to).
There are so many talented crafters that I follow
and try to create along with and am so grateful that they put
themselves and their creations out there for me to get some great ideas from.
I also tried my hand at a new manicure...and it's all made with a dotting tool!
Thanks to Nicole at NailPolishWars!
It's called Interlocking I believe and it looks way harder than it is.
Here's a close up.
So glad that Fall is on it's way...
darker colors on my nails is something I love.
Well, I hope that you all enjoyed your
Labor Day weekend here in the United States.
I know I did and hate that I have to go back to work.
I can't wait to retire and keep myself busy with creating 24 hours a day!!!
Take care and thank you so much for visiting!!!