Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pocket Silhouette Watercolor Spritz

Here's the third card for my upcoming class on Watercolor Spritz.  I think my crafty friends will love making these cards!

Now the hard part ... finding a day when we're all available to hold this class :) 

Here's a picture and the details of the card  - finished size is the standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  Hope you like.

"Pocket Silhouette Watercolor Spritz"
Stamps:  Pocket Silhouettes (SU!); clear vase stamp (gift from a friend)
Paper:  Cajun Craze, So Saffron (SU!); Arches 140lb. cold press "Natural White" watercolor paper
Ink:  Cajun Craze; Stampin write markers: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Mini Mister, Aqua Painter, heat tool, Nestabilities Oval die-cuts (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug "Birds & Swirls" embossing folder, Big Shot, post-it note mask, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sticky strips and dimensionals 

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I created a "wash" on the watercolor paper by randomly drawing horizontal lines of So Saffron with the Stampin' write marker.  I added lots of water using the Aqua Painter to dilute the ink on the paper.  Let the watercolor paper dry before proceeding (a heat tool may be used to speed up the drying process).

I inked the vase stamp with Cajun Craze and misted it three times with water before stamping onto the watercolor paper.  Once it was dry, I added a post-it note mask just at the top of the vase.  I inked the flower stamp from the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set using Stampin' Write markers:  Old olive for stems, Daffodil Delight for the smaller flowers, Pumpkin Pie for the larger flowers and Cajun Craze was added around the outside edges of the larger flowers and at the base and tips of all flowers.  I misted the stamp with water twice and then stamped the image in the middle (using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement).  I repeated the inking, misting and stamping of the flower stamp twice more, stamping on either side of the middle image, making sure they were placed a little lower (again, Stamp-a-ma-jig helps with placement).  I removed the mask.

I centered my largest oval die-cut on the So Saffron cardstock and cut it out with the Big Shot.  I then ran the paper through the Big Shot again with the Birds & Swirls embossing folder.  I centered my second largest oval die-cut on the piece of Cajun Craze and ran it though the Big Shot.  I attached the So Saffron paper on top of the Cajun Craze, making sure to line up the oval cut-outs.

I dry fit the stamped image in the center of the oval cut-out and used a pencil to mark where the watercolor paper should be attached on the card base.  I added sticky strips to the back of the watercolor paper and attached it to the card base.  I added dimensionals to the oval "frame" and attached it to the card base.

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