Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Faux Watercolor Technique

Update! Oh boy, I just realized that I was one of the winners for the June Inspiration Challenge!!  I am soooo happy!

Oh Boy!!


I thought this was one of the most fun techniques I've tried.  I'm submitting this to the Altenew June Inspiration Challenge and the colors this month are a wine purple, green, and gray.  I began by taking a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the flowers in some distress ink and sprayed them with water after inked and stamping them down while they were dripping wet.  I did the same with the foliage from the stamp set.  Once everything was dry, I splattered some of the purple ink.  After everything was dry I used some yellow distress ink and painted the centers of the flowers with a hint of yellow- you can barely see it, but it was just enough.  I stamped the 'smile' sentiment in versamark and then embossed it with silver.  I used a versamark marker and put some random dots around the card panel and embossed those in silver also.  I then stamped the 'you are awesome' in black ink onto gray and trimmed it out.  I die cut the main panel with the slanted rectangle die and mounted everything to a gray card base.  Thanks very much for reading and the materials used are listed below.

Materials Used:
  • Stamps, Altenew Floral Shadows, Altenew You Are... 
  • Inks, Distress Inks, Seedless Preserves and Peeled Paint 
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Gray Cardstock
  • Canson 140 lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper


  1. Simply Splendid!! Congratulations on the win at Altenew!

    1. Oh thank you, thank you!! I just saw your comment and I have to tell you that I really admire your work!