Friday, February 16, 2007

First time playing with Watercolor wonder crayons


Here is a card I did for a card swap I am in. This is my first time using the watercolor wonder crayons. Stampin’ Up sells them. You can buy them in 4 color groups. Bold brights, Earth elements, Rich regals, or Soft subtles. If you are interested in learning more about them contact me and I will share. For this card I used the Earth elements group.
I colored the stamp and then spritz it with water and stamped on to the paper. I did this a few times and loved the way the colors combined and looked good together.
Stamps sets I used on this card were:

Lovely as a Tree & Season by Season (both Stampin’ Up Stamps).

If you like to play with the crayon’s Pat Stamps has 3 free tutorials on playing with the crayons. Check them out.

A lady name Cathy shared this recently and I copied it and wanted to share with others who love to use the crayons.

Cathy’s watercoloring tips:
· Watercoloring on different card stocks and watercolor paper produces different results. Experiment to find what works the best for your project.
· Cut your card stock or watercolor paper ½” longer and wider than you want the finished project and tape around the paper with blue painter’s tape to prevent warping.
· When watercoloring, let the water do the work.
· Use the Aqua painter or watercolor brush with the Watercolor crayons, rather than a blender pen; blender pens work better for blending ink or watercolor pencils.
· Scribble on a window sheet to create a palette of all the colors you want to use.

Cathy’s favorite techniques:
· Color directly on the stamp with your Watercolor Wonder crayons, spritz with the water, then stamp on wet watercolor paper.
· Blend color on watercolor paper or card stock using Versa Marker. Emboss image using crystal clear stampin’ embossing powder for the colors that pop.
· Watercolor a vintage image and then use the cracked-glass technique for a truly antique feel. See “Crackled” in September 2006 Stampin’ Up Success for the information on this technique(only available to demonstrators).
· Combine Pearl Ex with softened crayon shavings and a little water and brush onto the stamp to get an iridescent watercolored effect.

Hope you liked all what I shared with you and you will check my blog again to see what else I might have.
thanks for looking

1 comment:

Dale Anne said...

FABULOUS card!!!
WELCOME to blog world.