I have been playing some more with the techniques in the Creative Chemistry 101 online class. I finally broke down and bought some of the Tim Holtz Distress Markers. They are pretty fun to use. I tried the watercolor technique with them and I think it turned out pretty well.
I first put a couple of Tim Holtz Visual Artistry stamps on an acrylic block. I then just put some color down on the stamps with the markers. Once I had the stamps colored, I spritzed them with water and stamped them on water color paper. They blur a little bit, but that gives them the soft color. I then heat set that set of images. Then I thought I would try to spritz the same stamp with water again to see if I could get more color out of it. Well, not a lot of color, but it filled in some of the areas "behind" the image. Once I was satisfied with the flowers, I colored and stamped the butterfly using the same method.
To finish off the image, I used pumice stone and tumbled glass distress ink to ink the edges of the image. Pumice stone has now become my favorite color. Then I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in the corner. I fixed the image to a mat and put it on the card face.
For the inside, I used some more water color paper and just one of the images. This image came out a little bit blurrier than the front, but I am ok with it. I think it just looks soft. I stamped the sentiment and ran some distress ink around the edges of the paper. Then matted it to a background.
I hope you enjoyed this technique and will give it a try!
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
LEJ Designs - Fabulous Flowers
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings
Stampin Sister in Christ - Use something new
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Blessings until next time!