Today, I’m sharing two more ‘stepped up’ water color wash technique cards… as promised. Both are great masculine cards… and can be used for any occasion by simply changing the sentiment. The first card uses the the same stamp sets as the CAS card shared on Friday: Inspired by Nature, and Natures’ Nest.
The dragonfly was stamped with black craft ink, and clear embossed.
Layers of color were added to the dragonfly image using re-inkers, an aqua brush, and markers.
In my technique class, we also added a bit of dazzling diamonds to the wings of the dragonfly for a stunningly sparkled effect.
A masculine card with very clean lines, the embossed image is from the Uncharted Territory stamp set from page 101 of the idea book and catalog.
This was a little different than a basic CAS water color wash… the wash technique was used on the background of this card. Markers were used to create shadows and add color to the lighthouse and grassy edges.
The wash technique was used to paint the grassy cliff with certainly celery re-inker and bashful blue/marina mist re-inkers were used on the water. As a finishing touch, a white gel pen was used to create white caps along the sea shore.
This is a tool I simply don’t use enough.. my crimper. I love the effect it creates, but since it is stored in a basket, I often reach first for my embossing folders because my Big Shot Die Cutting machine is right on my stamp room table!
I’m looking forward to reading your comments… and would love to see what you create using this technique! If you give it a whirl, feel free to leave me a comment with a link to your creation!
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