Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Watercolor Hello

Brrr...its cold outside and gray skies have been giving me the winter blues. Wishing for sunny skies and brighter days, so I thought I would make something cheery using the fab new word Thinlits from the Crazy About You bundle from the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest. 



This card was SO simple to make...I could sit and play with this watercolor look for hours! I put some tiny drops of the 3 different colors of reinkers (Coastal Cabanna, Melon Mambo & Daffodil Delight) on one of our acrylic blocks. Those blocks work great for a palette. If you don't have the reinkers, just gently squeeze your ink pad (while closed) to transfer a bit of the ink on to the lid and use the lid of the ink pad as your palette. 


I started with Melon Mambo. I brushed some water on to Stampin' Up! watercolor paper in the center, then dabbed a little reinker on to the wet area and moved it around with my handy dandy Stampin' Up! Aqua Painter. Once the color "splat" looked like I wanted it to, I dabbed a bit with a paper towel to remove some of the standing water, then dried with my heat tool. I went on to paint every color in the exact fashion, drying in between. It's not that I mind the colors blending on the edges, but I wanted the colors to be more defined for this card. I custom colored the Rhinestone Basics with the matching Blendabilities. 

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Go make something to cheer you up today, then give it away to someone who needs cheered up. That's the way to Pay Art Forward!

Artfully Yours,
Kim

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