Thursday, July 4, 2013

Water Color Emboss Resist

In yesterday's Hero Arts Blog Hop, both Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire did emboss resist with water color, so I took that as a sign I should give it (another) try. Here's my card, then I'll explain:

The first thing I did was line up the MFT Trendy Triangles stamps. I butt (butted?) them up against each other and it still left that big of a space between the stamped images. If you want them closer, you'll need to stamp them in sections.

After I got them lined up the way I wanted, I picked them up with my stamp press, inked them with Versamark, stamped them onto the water color paper, then I heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. Then the fun began!

Jennifer's tip for good blending is to wet the water color paper before you apply the ink, so that's what I did. Then I smooshed some Distress Squeezed Lemonade ink onto my craft mat and used a water brush without water in it to pick up the ink and spread it over the embossed design. The embossed areas resist the ink. I went for more intense colors, so I didn't spritz the ink on my craft mat.

I cleaned my brush and moved on to the next color until I'd covered all the embossed images, then I gently wiped off the excess ink from the embossing with a baby wipe and dried the paper with my heat tool.

The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Word Salad set, and yes, I cut it in half.

My favorite part of this: coloring outside the lines! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I told you on Twitter but now I am telling you again: I just love this card! The bright colors on it makes it a perfect Summer card!

  2. Great technique produced a smashingly bright and cheerful card. Wow!

  3. You beat me to it! I saw the video yesterday and want to try it, too. I love your version, and the sequins are just right on this card. Now I need sequins - *sigh*.

  4. Such a fun & funky card - LOVE it!!

  5. super cool card! and your photograph is awesome, did you upgrade your camera?


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