Oct 12 2016
Today I wanted to share the Reverse Watercolor Technique with you. It is a super simple twist on watercoloring. Instead of coloring the flowers or any stamped image as usual, I watercolored around them adding ink to the background. It makes the stamped image pop because they remained brighter than the rest of the card.
For this card, I used the Falling Flowers stamp set available in wood and clear mount. It is also available as a bundle with the May Flowers Framelits Dies. I always recommend purchasing the bundle as you save 10% and have a lot more creative options.
I also used some the new 2016-2018 In Colors – Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach. Remember, these can be bought as a Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle as well. And don’t forget the coordinating 8-1/2" x 11" card stock package. I’m a fan of these new colours!
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With Basic Black Archival ink, I stamped the flower onto Shimmery White card stock. Using an Aqua Painter, I took turns adding Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach inks allowing each colour to dry before adding the next.
Once dry, I went over the coloured spaced with the Flirty Flamingo ink to help blend the colours and to cover any large white spaces.
Before adhering the card, I wrapped Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front. I then stamped my greeting from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and punched it out using the Classic Label punch.
To finish the card, I adhered a bow made with three lengths of twine over the punched greeting piece.