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Friday, 26 August 2016

Flower Shop Masked Watercolour Technique with One Big Meaning Thank Handmade Thank You Card Using Stampin' Up! Products UK


Today's card is a great way to start with Masking & Watercolour Techniques, on this Flower Shop Thank You Card.
There is no need to buy watercolour paper, but if you have it, then use it.
In my o photo above, I have used a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, and works well, so long as you don't get the cardstock really well.
You will need  an Archival ink pad or a Stazon Ink Pad, as this prevents the inks leaching out when you begin watercolouring, Plus an aquapainter Brush
For the watercolouring, I I used Archival Gray, to give an almost invisible outline to the flowers.
I used ink pads from the Regals Colour Collection, to keep the project co-ordinated.

Masking is a way of rubber stamping,  that doesn't have any overlapping of the images. You start from the foreground and work backward masking off each flower in turn, before stamping the next image.

To make a mask is super simple.
Take a Post It Note, and stamp your image onto the note, ensuring some of the stamped image is over the area of sticky (i.e. you stamp on the front of the note); then use paper snips to cut around the image so you are left with an outline of the glower, and a small strip if sticky on the back.

To build the card, stamp your first flower & once dry, cover the flower with the mask. Stamp your next flower, remove the mask, and repeat with each flower until you have the effect you want, leaving space for the sentiment

To watercolour, select your ink pads, and if you are using Stampin Up Classic Ink Pads, all you do is squidge the ink pad firmly to transfer ink from the pad to the 'well'. Then you pop a single drop of water into the well by gently squeezing the aquapainter, from there you can start painting.

If the aquapainter gets too wet, dry it on a piece of kitchen towel.
I used dilute Crushed Curry Ink to add highlights around some of the flowers, and on a scrap of white cardstock, and painted as above, this was then punched out using the Pansy Punch, and added to the card front using Stampin Dimensionals.
Allow the cardstock to dry thoroughly before stamping your sentiment and mounting onto your card base. 
Finish with a flourish of Rhinestones

Below the photo, you will find the cardstock dimensions and a list (with product codes)  of all the products used today, along with a link to my online store
Feel free to CASE any of my creative projects (Copy & Paste Everything)

  • CARDBASE - Always Artichoke measuring 30 x 10.5 cms; score long side at 14.9 cms; fold & Burnish
  • FRONT PANEL - Whisper White measuring 14.4 x 10.1 cms
  • INSIDE PANEL - Whisper White measuring 14.4 x 10.1 cms
  • Scrap of Whisper White Cardstock to stamp & Punch the additional flower 

Flower Shop - 130942
One Big Meaning - 139420
Archival Basic Black - 140931
Archival Basic Gray - 140932
Crushed Curry - 131173
Elegant Eggplant - 126969
Island Indigo -126986
Rose Red - 126954
Perfect Plumb - 126963
Always Artichoke - 108610
Whisper White  - 106549
Basic Rhinestones - 119246
Pansy - 130968
Stampin Dimensionals - 104430
Multipurpose liquid glue - 110755
Stampin Trimmer - 129722
Bone Folder - 102300
Paper Snips - 103579
Acrylic Block C - 118486
Acrylic Block H - 118490
Aqua Painter - 103954

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