Monday, February 24, 2014

MIM #153

MIM this week with Dawn McVey and a technique she calls, Watercolored Backgrounds
with Heat Embossed Sentiments.
I love watercolors, and I love to emboss, so jumped right in.
Dawn gave us 2 ways to emboss, one with clear and the other with white powder.
I did both. The flower is first clear embossed,
then wet down the paper all around the leaves and flower,
and 'dotted' on the blue watercolor.

When dry, I selectively colored the flower, leaving white space.
Going outside the lines seems artsy to me, one thing fun about watercoloring.
Then I white embossed the sentiment.
Put it on some lined PTI paper, then my card base. (Aqua Mist card stock)
Doodlie-do and Bigger Blooms
PTI Button.
You might have to do this a few times to get the background you like,
but it's worth it! Keep trying, and as Dawn said, you might invest in a couple
of better brushes. Michaels has them on sale once in a while, buy soft bristles for watercoloring.


  1. Your card is so pretty. I love the way you watercolored the flower.

  2. Very beautiful-- does have a very artsy touch!

  3. Nancy this is such a beautiful watercolor , love the flower ! I cant wait to give this one a try. Very artsy my friend! So you!

  4. Beautiful Nancy! Your flower just pops right off the card and love how bright and cheery it is! Definitely going to have to give this technique a try! :0)

  5. Your getting into the watercolor background too I see, and a very awesome job on this card, I love the colors!!

  6. Great stamp set to use with this technique - the card is fabulous!

  7. Very pretty! I love the color combo!

  8. Wowza- this is a vibrant beauty- love those flowers!