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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Spotlight on Water Color Emboss Resist with STAMPlorations!

Hi, Cornelia here today,

I want to share a water color emboss resist technique with you, using two of the sentiment builder sets - Thank You and Happy:

The technique I used varies a bit and I have a tutorial for you below.

For the Happy Birthday card I also used those circles form the Holiday Artsy set and some sequins, as you can see.

For the Thank You card I heat embossed oink vellum with that pretty little flower from the Vignette Eclectic Florals and added distress Stickles to the center.

I made a collage to not bore you with too many images....
You see my supplies - water color paper, Versamark, clear embossing powder and my ancient watercolors that I used when I was in school.....nothing fancy....

After clear embossing the sentiment I took a brush and applied some water color around the letters and misted them with water, using a mini mister. See fist picture in the second row. Added some more colors and misted again, as needed. Once I was done and the paper dried I cleaned off the embossed sentiment - middle image last row.

The Thank You card I made slightly differently. I clear embossed just like before, but I wet the paper, before applying my watercolors. 

You get a slightly different effect - a somewhat softer blend of colors. You also have to work quite fast - the paper dries very quickly......and then you get borders rather than a smooth blend of colors. I kind of like both effects - depends on the card you want to make. And the overall feel of the card can be influenced with different tyes of embellishments. 


So here they are next to each other and you can compare - which one is your favorite?

And if you click HERE it will take you to the STAMPlorations blog.
I am also linking up the birthday card with Seize the Birthday - anything Birthday

 Just to let you know - I am still on vacation and I won't be able to comment. But I still will enjoy reading yours and I sure will catch up with you once I'll be back home again. 

Have a great day and thank you for visiting!


MRS DUCK said...

Hi Cornelia
Love the technique. Amazing results and love both cards.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Mrs A. said...

I like both of these techniques and both of your cards look stunning. I'm seeing sequins used a lot on cards . I have 3 bags of assorted ones so must get in on this trend and start using them myself. Hugs Mrs A.

Deepti said...

Gorgeous creation !! The water colors look amazing:)

hellerlittle said...

Mir gefallen beide Arten, je nachdem welchen Effekt man erzielen will. Bei Happy ist es ja mehr gewollt das "schärfere" Konturen da sind als bei Thanks... da wird eben alles ein wenig weicher.
Auf jeden Fall ist die Wirkung immer besonders
LG hellerlittle

Anita in France said...

They're both fabulous, Cornelia, so I couldn't pick a fave! Just love the rainbow colours and the delicate detailing on each! Anita :)

Flo said...

Uiuiui!!! Das sieht aber nach viel Arbeit aus und sehr schön. Danke für die Tipps.
LG Flo

Susie Wittwer said...

Great cards! Aren't watercolors fun?!?
Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

Anonymous said...

I like both a lot, maybe the happy a little more then the other.
Thank you for sharing!

Debbie / Daqa

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Cornelia it was long time ago I visiting you...we were an der ost see aber zu kalt also ich freue mich wieder zu Hause...may I tell you I love love the effect you made AWESOME I will try this...great card my friend..hugs, Monika

shirley-bee said...

Hey, Cornelia! You know I love these ;) Thanks for linking up to Seize The Birthday!