I made up this background technique today. I have often wondered what you get when you wet a piece of watercolor paper and then drip re-inkers on it as you hold the paper at an angle. Now I know! Why don’t you hang out a moment and check out the complete tutorial below. Also, check out the new Stampin’ Up! Stamp set “Everything Eleanor” (item #124164) that I used in this project. It’s a beautiful must have set.
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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . . . .
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Everything Eleanor (Item number 124164)
Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Baja Breeze and Stampin’ Up Watercolor Paper
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Ink Pad and Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Wisteria Wonder Re-inkers
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Basic Black brads, antique Brads, Basic Black Marker, White Gel Pen, Framelits – Label Collection and Big Shot Machine and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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For the next few steps you will want to work on a non-porous surface. I’m using a non-stick sheet, but you could even use a piece of tin foil for this. You just don’t want the water and re-inkers to soak through your work surface.
Mist with water a 3.5″ x 4.5″ piece of Stampin’ Up! Watercolor paper. Let it sit a moment so it can soak up some of the water.
Hold the paper at an angle and drop re-inker on it so the color runs down the card stock.
I’m using Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Wisteria Wonder re-inkers.
Dried the watercolor paper using a heat gun.
Stamped the flourish from the Everything Eleanor set using Basic Black ink twice.
Since the watercolor paper is rough in texture, you may have some spots where the design is light. Color those in using a Basic Black marker.
Stamped the birds 3 times so their feet are touching a part of the flourish.
Added white gel pen highlights to the flourish and to the eye of the birds.
Cut the main image out and the Basic Black panel to go under it using the awesome Framelits – Labels Collection (item number 125598)
Cut a 5′ x 6.5″ panel of Baja Breeze, 4.75″ x 6.25″ panel of Basic Black, 4.25″ x 4.75″ panel of Baja Breeze and (2) .25″ x 4.25″ strips of Baja Breeze. Assembled the panels and added a double bow of Very Vanilla Seam Binding.
Added 4 Basic Black brads and 2 Antique brads. Popped my main image panel up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.
May you find time today to get your hands inky.
I’m off to teach my technique workshop in Sand Lake, Michigan. Hang tight!
Until my next post. . . . . .
Sand Lake, Michigan (just North of Grand Rapids)
I hope you can make it to one of my workshops in 2012. I have decided not to travel after this year, so be sure to catch one this year!
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