Showing posts with label stampin' write markers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stampin' write markers. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

How to Watercolor the Christmas Rose with Stampin’ Write Markers

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you how to watercolor with your stampin' write markers.  I used the new limited time Christmas Rose Stamp Set from the Christmastime is Here Suite as my focal image.  You can use your Stampin' Write markers or any other water based marker to watercolor with as long as you have the right surface.  I am going to share with you a few tips and tricks on how to do just that in this post.  But first lets look at my card shall we.

Tips & Tricks: 

One of the big thing with creating a watercolor look with your stampin' write markers, and this is the main thing, is the type of paper you use.  Cardstock will not work, it absorbs the water to much and then makes the paper pile.  You have to use a paper that's designed for watercolor, so that mean watercolor paper, shimmery white, or Bristol paper.  Bristol is a artist paper that is used by artist for certain techniques and media.  I used a piece of the Fluid 100 Watercolor paper today.  
I started off my card by stamping the Christmas Rose outline image on the watercolor paper using my Stamparatus.  I decided to use the stamparatus because watercolor paper can be a little rough and to get a very good impression you may have to stamp it more than once.  Once I had the image stamped in Versamark ink I coated it with gold stampin' emboss powder and heat set it until it was smooth and melted.

Once I had the outline of the Christmas Rose image heat set on the Fluid 100 watercolor paper (which by the way is a artist quality watercolor paper that released in art supply stores a few years back and was well received) it was time to start using my Stampin' Write markers and aqua painter to start watercoloring.  I started out with the rose and used real red and placed some colors down in each section and worked petal by petal to wet each section and expand the colors.  Once I had the first layer down and had it dried I added some Cherry Cobbler and Merry Merlot markers to add shadows to the petals.  Once that was done I repeated the process.
Once the roses where done I then worked on the leaves and pine needles.  After that I worked on the berries and pinecones.  I repeated the same process as above.  I used the following colors to color the image; Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Merlot, Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Old Olive, Soft Suede, and Seaside Spray.  Once I had the entire image dried I added it to a piece of the Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper as a mat.  I heat embossed my sentiment on a piece of Vellum Cardstock.  I added this to the watercolor paper by wrapping the ends around and attaching it with a couple pieces of tear & tape.  I then used liquid glue to attach the focal image to the mat, and then to the card base.
To finish off my card I added a few Basic Pearls to the card front, to add a little elegance to the card.  I thought that the pearls added more than rhinestones to the card.

Video Tutorial: 

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Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have enjoyed my little tutorial on using Stampin' Write Markers to watercolor the Christmas Rose image from the Christmastime Is Here Limited time suite of products.  This suite of products is available from November 1st only while the current supplies last.  This is how Limited Time Products are always handled.  So if you want any of these products I highly encourage you to order ASAP.   
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Creating a Fall Card with a Slightly Different Color Theme

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a  Fall Card with a Slightly Different Color Theme.  Yes there's tons of cards and projects out there with traditional Fall colors, the bright warm reds, the crisp oranges, and the golden yellows, but there are more colors out there that can be "Fall" colors.  I created this card with Purple Posy, Grapefruit Grove, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.  These colors are just tones of the richer deeper colors, there are still present in the traditional Fall colors schemes, but just slightly different.  You can actually find all these colors now in a types of different decor, cloths, and so much more.  Here's a look at my card. Well, actually I am going to share the simple version of the card first then I will share the stepped up version. 

  Now here's the slightly stepped up version.  I didn't go over the top with the additional elements but just enough to add to the overall look.
I had designed the original card for a friends team meeting that I went to last week.  She has people volunteer to bring food or do a project, and I had volunteered to do one of the projects for this month.  And I came up with the simplified version  So after doing it I knew I wanted to step it up a little.  So, then I did the stepped up version of the card and I am not sure which one I like the best.

Tips & Tricks: 

The first thing that I did was to prep my cardstock for the embossing.  I did this with my embossing buddy to remove any oils from my cardstock.  I knew that the heat embossing was going to be a big part of this card so there could be no stray powder anywhere.  I then stamped my images on whisper white cardstock and one a scrap of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock with Versamark ink and covered them with my Gold Stampin' Embossing Powder.  Next I heat set the images and I colored the flowers in with my Stampin' Write Markers (Purple Posy, Soft Sea Foam, Smoky Slate, and Grapefruit Grove).  I took a sponge and on the Milk can I added a little sponging of Grapefruit Grove ink to the cardstock.  Then I fussy cut them both out.  
I ran my piece of Soft Sea Foam Cardstock through my die cutting machine with the Tin Tile 3d Embossing Folder and attached it to a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.  On my Purple Posy card base I stamped the little tile image from the Country Home stamp set in Smoky Slate ink going down the side of where I plan on putting the smoky slate and soft sea foam pieces.  I did two rows of stamping.  Once I had everything stamped I added the two pieces of cardstock.  I then attached two pieces of the Purple Posy Scalloped Edge Ribbon with two small pieces of Tear & Tape to the front.  Next I punched out a label from Whisper White Cardstock using the Pretty Label Punch and attached it with a couple dimensionals.  Next I attached the flowers to the milk can using multipurpose liquid glue and a few dimensionals.  My dimensionals where added where the flowers meet the mild can for added support and to the flowers.  I attached the milk can to the label with a little liquid glue.  This way the label and the focal element was the same height on the card.  
I finished off the card by adding the sentiment stamped on a piece of whisper white in Smoky Slate ink and trimmed it out using my paper snips.  I then attached it to the front of the milk can with a little adhesive.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the front to finish the card.  Here's a look at both of the cards side by side.  

So no matter which way you create this card you can get a very pretty card to send out to people. Below you will find the Video tutorial for this card.  If you have problems viewing this video in your email you can click here or on the above picture to go to the video.  Sometimes the embedded video will not show in some emails.  
I hope that you have enjoyed my little project today, and if you have not done so please make sure to subscribe to my blog and YouTube Channel.  I have one more post for you tomorrow for my 12 Days of Fall celebration, so make sure you check back to see what cute little Fall project I have for you. 
Happy Stampin' 
Rick 

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