I don’t have a lot of experience with watercolor, but am trying to use it more. I heat embossed this gorgeous butterfly stamp with clear embossing powder over black Versafine ink then used distress inks to color it in. I’m usually don’t have a very “messy” style, but I embraced the distress inks and allowed them to flow outside of the embossed image. I also took my scissors and frayed the edges of the paper to give it more of a weathered look.
I’m really happy with how it turned out. A very simple and flat card design that still has quite a bit of interest.
The Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors have been really trendy in the stamping world lately so I jumped on the bandwagon to give them a try. I embossed the adorable Wild Rose Bella Daisy Elephant stamp and started experimenting with the watercolors. I love their vibrance and how well they blend. This was actually my third version. It took awhile to learn (and I’m still learning) to control the water so the different sections of color didn’t blend into each other when they shouldn’t.
I enjoyed making this card because it opened up new possibilities of coloring my projects, and I was still able to utilize some of the massive stash of patterned papers I’ve accumulated over the years with this layout.