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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Waterdrops with Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

my blogging friend Coni from Which Craft? recently asked me how I do those water droplets by Ryn and asked me for a tutorial. So Coni, this is for you:

I made the background with Brushos - it was an experiment - I do think distress inks would be the best, but I was too lazy for sponging..... You have to use watercolor paper. Stamped the droplets with Memento Tuxedo black ink. That hold up better to water than Versafine, which I generally use

I then take a brush, brush the drop with water and immediately lift off color from the wet drop with a tissue. 

As I said - distress inks work better than Brushos.....but I still think you can see a sublte difference when you compare the first picture with this one:

The real effect you achieve with adding white highlights - my favorite pen is a white Sharpie

The whole process takes some time, but it is worth it!

Linking up with:

Virginia's view - monochromatic
Bastel Traum - Wasser/water
Designs by Ryn  - June Customer gallery

June Challenge: Ombre/Monochromatic

Happy Stamping!


vinita jain said...

Wow Becca! I love your beautiful creations, always new and innovative ideas, impressed me soooooo much and these droplets are terrific! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

Neha said...

Mesmerizing... first i thought you have added glossy accents... White highlights are awesome.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful! I thought it was Glossy Accents too! Your white marker looks amazing and really makes a big difference! Thanks for the tut!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So awesome! TFS the tutorial - those drops are amazing!!

Flo said...

Wenn ich diese Karte anschaue, wird mir gleich etwas kühler, denn es ist unerträglich heiß und trocken hier.
Die Sonne brennt, alles verdorrt, im Garten sieht es schrecklich aus.
Vielleicht helfen deine Regentropfen etwas *hihi*
Liebe Grüße,

ionabunny said...

I was wondering how to do this so thanks for sharing. Will give it a go. They look awesome. Hugz

Daen'Ys said...

So, bei dir regnets auch!! Total schön diese Tropfen!!

Tenia Nelson said...


Anita in France said...

Awesome, Cornelia ... so stunning! Thanks for the brilliant step by step ... you make it sound so easy!! Anita :)

conil said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am totally besotted with these drops and you're such a love to share your method with me. And this amazing card has me drooling. I have to go shopping now (for the Ryn's droplet stamp) or I'd stay and extol your virtues forever.

Pam said...

I, too, thought there was Glossy Accents on the water droplets. I have loved this stamp set sine I first saw it at a stamping event a year ago. Time to buy it. TFS how this is done, Cornelia!

Deepti Stephens said...

AWESOME! thanks for sharing.. :)

Monika Reeck said...

Total schoen agree with Rosi
Du hast viel gemacht on this and the result is soo wunderbar
coole effect and thanks for the tutorial my friend
big hugs and hope see you around... ;)

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Cornelia, you've put together a great tutorial! Very well explained and the steps are really clearly shown through your photos. Thanks so much for doing that! I really appreciate it :) Great design to the card as well. Love the blue colour streak with the droplets inside of it!

Ryn Tanaka said...

P.S. Posted a link to this on my Facebook page. Just had to share! You did such a great job with it. Thanks again :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW such a stunning creative idea...Love it and Thank you so much for sharing.
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

papierelle said...

Habe mich am WE auch mal auf der Seite von Ryn umgesehen, man da bekommt man ja Schnappatmung!! Ich weiß noch nicht, wie lange ich den Tropfen noch widerstehen kann und Deine tolle Karte macht's mir auch nicht leichter ..*grins*.
LG Gundi

aussie aNNie said...

Just the tut I needed and thanks heaps and to Shirley for the link.x

Kim Heggins said...

This is simply one amazing card Cornelia...just love that beautiful deep blue and those tear/water drops are fabulous.

Poorvi said...

original ans simple! nice work with watercolors

Deepti said...


cm said...

Adding my applause to the others who commented *on time*! Slow poke me! Your water droplets are stunning; amazing how just a snippet of perfectly applied white ink makes such a difference. Thank you for the tutorial...clear and engaging! Love this! We could use some rain here; it's unusually hot (30C) and I'm sweltering!

Bonnie said...

An awesome technique! I haven't used my drops in a while. Need to try this!