Hey stamping friends!
Today I want to share a card you may have
seen already with the fabulous new October release from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps -- and show how I
made the background. (Scroll down one post for the new release!)
I used Brusho Crystal Colors (watercolor powdered pigments) for the entire background and it's so easy!
First, I stamped my dove from Name Above All Names in Archival Black Ink
by Stampin' Up! Make sure you are using an ink that doesn't bleed when
combined with water. I recommend this pad -- or India Ink for use with
Brusho. You will notice I have a texture to my watercolor paper -- for
that you will want Cold Press paper. If you want a smooth finish, you
will need Hot Press.
sprinkle tapped the Turquoise powder (a VERY SMALL amount - it's easier
to add then take away!) on my paper and then misted with a fine spray
(Ranger misters are widely available and work great, but any fine mist
will do. You will see a couple of larger crystals above in the lower
left photo. I took those off, as I knew it would be too much powder for
what I wanted.
I misted again, and then heat set with my heat gun.
dove was watercolored with Sakura Koi watercolor paints and then cut
out. I stamped the sentiment with Archival Black ink and adhered the
dove with foam tape. I added a mat of violet cardstock behind the main
panel. All done!