Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tutorial: Watercoloring & Masking with Spectrum Aqua

We've got a fantastic tutorial for you today! Gini will be sharing how she created this stunning card.

Crafter's Companion US supplies:


Step 1.Stamp the poppy image onto the watercolour cardstock using watermark ink. (Be sure to stamp a little of the image off to the side and bottom).

Step 2.Sprinkle with black embossing powder and heat set.

Step 3. Using the Spectrum Aqua markers, add a little Orange to the bottom of the flower and Scarlet at the tops of the flowers, leaving white space in the center.

Step 4. Spray Sheer Shimmer Spritz onto the craft mat. Using a watercolor brush, blend the colors together with the Shimmer Spritz. This will create a beautiful glimmer to the colors.

Step 5. Use the fine tip end of the Spectrum Aqua markers to color the stems. I used Orange, Sunset, Scarlet, Aquamarine, Teal

Step 6. Stamp the poppy image onto vellum to use as a mask. Since the vellum is clear, this will make it easier to align the colored image and the mask.

Step 7. Cut around the mask, including inner areas of the stems.

Step 8. Use removable adhesive to place the mask on the colored image.

Step 9a. Stamp the script image over the poppies, using watermark ink. Sprinkle with gold embossing powder.

Step 9b. Remove the mask before heat setting.

Step 10. Replace the mask and use the darker blue marker to add shadows around the poppies, and the lighter blue to add color to the background. Blend using the brush and Shimmer Spritz.

Step 11. Sprinkle coarse salt over the wet watercolor and allow to dry. Brush away the salt.

Step 12. Remove the mask. Add panel to card base as desired.

Extra Supplies used: 
gold embossing powder 
black embossing powder 
heat tool 
Sheer Shimmer Spritz (Sparkle) 
Round Watercolor Brush 
coarse salt

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