Good morning, crafters! I am on my blog today to share a water coloring project that I have created for #thedailymarker30 challenge that is taking place on Instagram right now.
I have water colored with distress inks for a while, however I felt that I did better with a distress ink blending technique. I decided to give water coloring another try since I got My Favorite Things Roses All Over background stamp for Christmas (Santa has been so good to me). So many beautiful cards have been created using this stamp: it is perfect for many techniques and occasions.
I stamped and heat embossed a watercolor paper panel with Wow Metallic Copper embossing powder: this powder matches perfectly with gold and sparkling clear sequins.
I slightly wet my paper and applied distress inks with a brush in no particular order. The distress inks blend so beautifully, however watch out for color running if your paper is too wet. Dab access water with a paper towel. I wanted my card to be colorful so I went with a selection of rainbow colors. I shaded some areas with Prisma Color pencils and added dots with a gold gel pen.
The technique of inlaying die cuts is popular right now, and the results are stunning. I cut YOU with one of the dies from You Trio by My Favorite Things 4 times, glued them together, and then in laid them onto the card panel. I heat embossed a sentiment from All About You stamp set by My Favorite Things on a flag die cut. Adding a few sequins made the card a little bit more festive.
I hope I inspired you to color with distress inks and create your own project. Coloring with this medium is a little bit unpredictable, and you will end up with a surprise result every time. Try adding details with gel pens and pencils on hand ( I learned these tips from TheDailyMarker.com). Create a card today and share it with the wonderful crafting community!