I thought I would try my hand at a little watercoloring using some of the dye inks I have here. I love the Hero Arts Shadow Inks. They are kinda blotchy looking when you first stamp them, but trust me, once they dry, they smooth out REALLY nice. Today though, I used a little set of Memento Tear Drop inks and some water to make the background for my sentiment.
To paint, I simply stamped the pads face down onto my craft mat (note to self: invest in a box of stain removing wipes and one of those fancy non stick craft sheets before I try this again!). I spritzed the ink with water and dipped in my brush, and starting with the lightest color, I worked my way across the rectangle I had masked off.
As a side note, Eclipse masking paper is not water-resistant. The Inkadinkado brand works better. Which brings me to my next step…
When I tried to remove the masking paper, it disintegrated and made a huge mess above my painted area. The bottom edge was ok, so I used a strip of fabric tape to cover the mistakes.
I die cut a few hearts and the sentiment (one of my favorites, for sure!) out of black card stock and clear embossed all the pieces to add a little dimension and shine. That part came out well and I really liked how the die cut words looked – like the were written with enamel paint.
I chose ‘Gummy Bear’ from the Bazzill Card Shoppe line of paper to compliment the purple in my painted area, and attached my card front with my ATG. I love how the purple elements look with the pattern of the fabric tape 🙂
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