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An Artist Emerges....

I have a love/hate relationship with watercoloring.  If you have ever tried watercoloring in your craft projects, you know what I mean.  When creating a project, you really have to be patience and trust that it will be beautiful in the end even though it may be a hot mess when you begin.   I find as my project dries...I love it more and more.  Here is a card that was featured for class last weekend:


Every time I look at this card I think, "Man, I did that!".  Yes, sometimes we are our biggest fans but to me, watercoloring is an art - the same card can look so different from person to person, sample to sample.  I was having so much fun, I just keep "painting" and here is a few more I did:

  Watercolor samples

When I watercolor, there are three 'must haves' for me.  Number one, I only use watercolor paper.  The reason for this will be when you start.  Watercolor paper will allow you to push color where you want it.  If the color is too dark, just add water so the paper itself, becomes very forgiving.

Second, you must stamp your image in permanent black ink.  I am loving Momento Tuxedo Black ink right now because it is a crisp, clean black.  Once your image is completely dry, you can begin with you coloring. 

Last, I prefer using Aqua Painters.  At first, I had trouble with too much water coming out because I was squeezing too hard but when you get the hang of them and use them in conjunction with watercolor is pretty amazing!  I LOVE when my stampin friends find a technique that they are good at and love to try!  Here are two made by the talented Heidi Frohman from Detroit Lakes:


I do believe this was Heidi's first time with this technique but she will have to verify that.  Aren't they gorgeous?!?! 

I hope this inspires you to take a try at this technique and if you don't have the supplies, no worries!  This card and technique will be featured at class in February!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!




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Heidi Frohman

You are right my friend, It was my first time and I loved it. I am very proud of my work and I had to choose a special person that would appreciate it before I sent it out.

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