Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!

Hey friends!
I've been a demonstrator with Stampin'Up! since 2011. I'm located in Bozeman, Montana, but have customers all over the country. I have a very fun and active downline called "Big Sky Stampers" and we get together in person and online to share what we love. My blog posts feature what I'm up to recently and I try to share new product information, tips and tricks and creative inspiration. You can shop from this site or find out more information about our products and becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Walking in the Rain - Watercolor Pencil #2

Hey Stampin' Friends!
Today is the second in my series of watercolor pencil techniques!  The overall concept is using the new Watercolor pencils from Stampin'Up for the color and some kind of delivery system, generally water-based, to put the color on paper.  Once I had that concept in mind, I kept changing up the type of paper and the type of delivery system! I hope that makes some sense.

For my second card, I stamped the image I wanted to use ( with black archival ink), colored with the water color pencils and then used a blender pen to blend the color.  My paper choice was watercolor paper. Here was the result:


As you can see, I used a fairly light touch with my coloring.  I used Real Red for the Umbrella and Daffodil Delight for the dress.  The rain is a little more interesting. I colored all around her with Bermuda Bay, then put in some streaks of Marina Mist, a darker blue. Using a blender pen over the top of the areas I colored blended my coloring strokes into a watercolor effect. You have to be sure to run you blender pen across some scratch paper in between color changes so you are starting with a clean tip. Blender pens are amazing and such a great value. You can get a set of three for only $10 and they last for a long time!. Here's what they look like:

Add a set of these to your next order and you'll be so glad you did!  You can also use them to pick up color from the lid of a stamp pad (when closed, gently squish your stamp pad with your fingers so some ink goes onto the lid. Use the blender pen like a paint brush and pick up color from the inside lid and not the stamp pad.)  

Check out the supply list for the rest of the products for this card. Can you guess where I found the background paper?  The lacy floral die?  The woman/umbrella image?  In my opinion, the "Beautiful You " stamp set is the must have set from the new Occasions Catalog! It's amazing:




See you tomorrow for my 3rd technique with the Watercolor Pencils!
Happy Stampin'!
Sarah

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