So without further adieu, I have for you today a card in which I used watercoloring and my ink pads:
Ink Pads to watercolor? Yes! All you do is apply pressure to the center of your pads. Place your thumbs on the top and your fingers on the bottom and apply pressure in the center. Now open you ink pad and you will notice a "well" of ink in the center of your ink pad plastic side. This is what you dip your Blender Pen in for watercoloring.
I first embossed my Watercolor Paper with my Big Shot Machine and the Manhatten Flower Embossing Folder:
When you start coloring, dip your Blender Pen just ever so lightly in the ink. If you look closely at my petals you will notice that I have some darker and lighter shading of the inks. How I achieve this is by starting in the very corner of each petal and bringing the color outward. I add a little more color to the corners in layers until I like the desired effect. Once my flowers were complete, I used River Rock Ink on the outside of the flowers to make them pop. You don't need a lot of color and just go along with the outside edges of each flower, almost tracing the outlines. Have fun trying this, it is very relaxing (to me anyway!).
- Cardstock: River Rock, Raspberry Ripple, Watercolor Paper
- Inks: River Rock, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple
- Tools: Big Shot Machine, Manhatten Flower Embossing Flower, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Blender Pen, Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Dimensionals
- Stamps: Blessings From Heaven