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.

9 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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  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)

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

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

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  7. Very pretty! I love the color combo!

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

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