Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #256

Good Morning!  The sketch is up and ready for you to play along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This week is sponsored by Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  Yay!  So my card features one of my favorite stamp sets, Wildflowers.  I love the image and the greetings!

So I don't know if I've shared that I've had a recent interest in watercolor.  I've been watching lots of videos by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire on You Tube.  Got me a set of Gelatos at 40% off and I scored big on Distress Inks from Blitsy.  So let the fun begin right?  Well, I'm still learning.  Tell me what you think....

The paper I used is from one of my favorite mat stacks called Linen Closet.  I love these colors.  Then I took a piece of Strathmore Watercolor paper and spritzed it with water.  Using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a blender tool I applied a wash of color.  I dried it a bit with my heat tool and then pounced on a bit more color with the still wet blender tool.  I dried it slightly and then inked my stamp with the same color and stamped.  Since the paper was still a little wet the ink reacted with the color giving me the blurry, spread out look.  I dried it completely and stamped again  just to get a bit more intensity on the color.  I didn't line up the stamp perfectly for the 2nd stamping and I really like how it made the stems look a bit wider.  Overall, I am really happy with my results.

So, I hope I inspired you to try something new - I may have even hinted to a twist that might be coming in the future.

Have a great Tuesday and we'll see you over at TMS.

1 Encouraging Thoughts:

Jessi Fogan said...

So neat! I've stamped on wet paper before, but I get all angsty when I try to do spritzing - wet stuff! At my desk! AUGH! This looks so neat that I'm going to have to brave it :)

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