Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

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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