Watercoloring with Pigment Sprinkles

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’ve got 3 cards I’d like to share with you that highlights watercoloring with Pigment Sprinkles and the alluring “Beautiful Day” stamp set. Both are slated for retirement and will be gone after June 2nd.

Water coloring is so easy … just sprinkle and spritz!!  I do use the AquaPainters to help move some of the water around. You will want to begin with our watercolor paper … I like to secure it with some washi tape.  The washi tape will hold it down after you spritz with water.

I believe in … “Less is More”, start out light with both your Pigment Sprinkles and then with the water. You can always add more but it’s a little harder to take away. However … if you have to “take away” and pull off some of that water – grab some paper towels, they soak up nicely.

Check out our first sample with our flower …

Our flower was cut out and mounted onto some designer paper in black and white, this really makes the flower pop.

Using the sample layout …

Even when you bring in some color, the flower still pops.  By embossing the background with the Layered Leaves (also retiring) you add some texture that compliments the flower.

I have one more sample for you … this one highlights the pretty butterfly from the set.

After this one dried, I added the Wink of Stella and some glitter dots to add a little sparkle … so pretty.  I wish I could have found the purple one, also …. very pretty.

This is such a fun and easy technique and you can experiment with colors and really create an amazing butterfly or flower.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope I sparked some interest in trying your hand at watercoloring. Save some time to enjoy this upcoming weekend, it’s supposed to be wonderful outside.

Have a great day ~

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Sneak Peek #2 … Beautiful Day

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope your week is going well … we only have one more day until the weekend, so I think today is a good day for a Beautiful Day!

I’d like to introduce you to the Beautiful Day stamp set and the NEW Brusho Crystal Colour! I wish the camera had the ability to capture what our eyes see because the color of this card is much more stunning in person!

We embossed the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set in black on Watercolor paper. Then we used the Aqua Painter to wet the watercolor paper inside the butterfly …

Next (after poking a small hole in the cover) we tapped some of the yellow Brusho color crystals into the center of the butterfly. The water mixed with the powder creates a beautiful flow of color. Then we tapped green Brusho around the outer edges, we could blend the color with the Aqua Painter. Don’t worry … I will be holding classes on this spectacular new product!

OK … if that wasn’t pretty enough, I added Wink of Stella to add a touch of sparkle to my card, and it looked great with the Glitter Enamel Dots found in the Annual Catalog! I love how it all coordinates 🙂

I hope you enjoyed today’s card … I can’t wait to gather with you and show you in person how amazing and fun this new coloring medium is!

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a beautiful day ~