Comforting Watercolouring – Totally Techniques Blog Hop

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Hello and Welcome to the Totally Techniques Blog Hop!  I’m Jackie Noble from Porirua in New Zealand.

This month, our featured technique is Watercolourking – thanks for the great theme Lynsay!

Comforting Watercolouring

There are so many ways to incorporate watercolouring into cardmaking. I’ve used two – a background watercolour wash and emboss resist .

For my card today I took my inspiration from an Anniversary card I received from one of my Australian Demonstrator friends – the lovely Julia Quinn.

Watercolour Comfort & Hope

Project Details

  • Stamp set:
    • Comfort & Hope (available 3rd June)
  • Paper/card:
    • Shimmery White
      • Card Base – 21cm x 14.8cm, scored at 10.5cm
      • Mat inside and out – 9.7cm x 14.0cm -two pieces
      • Top layer – 9.0cm x 13.3cm
      • for punching – 10.5cm x 6cm
      • scrap for sentiment
  • Ink:
    • Soft Suede
    • VersaMark
  • Accessories:
    • Gold Gilded Gems
    • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tools:
    • Watercolouring Brush
    • Heart Punches
    • Embossing Buddy (retiring)
    • Heat Tool

 

Additional Project Photos

The close up shows a variation in colour you can get when creating a watercolour wash background. I have made a dark background as I wanted it to contrast with the uncoloured scalloped heart.

Before I watercoloured, I  stamped the grid image in Soft Suede. Next, I stamped and clear embossed the circular image. Lastly, I watercoloured in Soft Suede. The clear embossed image resists the watercolour. So you can see what is underneath the embossed areas – in this case, parts of the stamped grid image and lots of unstamped cardstock. If I had used White embossing powder, I would still have got the circular image – but that would have also covered the grid pattern which I didn’t want to do.

Comfort & Hope

Prior to punching out the smooth-edged heart, I watercoloured and left it to dry before stamping the sentiment repeatedly.

There are Dimensionals under the top sentiment and under both heart shapes.

The Gilded Gems add a little shine to the card.

I added a little stamping to the inside of the card.

Now it’s time to see what projects the other blog hop participants have shared today

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