Sep 20, 2008

Twinkling Strawberries

Good morning!

I wanted to share a card using Twinkling H2O's. For a soft glowing background, I washed a light yellow over the entire image. For the wash, I added several drops of water into the paint pot, stirred it after a few seconds, and then spread the diluted paint with a flat brush. The best results will be achieved by using watercolor paper.

My favorite way to watercolor with these fun little paint pots are to use a paint brush and a dish of water - the old fashioned way of watercoloring! I usually empty my aqua painter barrel because I love my Niji Fine aqua painter brush tip. Dip your brush in water, touch it to the paint pot and watercolor away, working from lighter to darker colors. The less water you use, the more sparkle.

I also like to stamp my image in Black Versafine Ink and clear emboss it on watercolor paper. The embossed lines helps the keep the paint inside the lines. It also adds a shine to the finished image.

This was a card we made at a recent Twinkling H2O class. I love the summery feel these colors all worked together to make. We used Nana's Nursery DCWV paper pack - those papers are some of my favorites.

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Card Details: Giga Circle Frames, How sweet it is, Summer Harvest, DCWV Nana's Nursery, Watercolor Paper, Twinkling H2O's & aqua painter, stickles, glitter dots, Bazzill Blossoms; Giga Scallop Circle Punch; Threading Water Border Punch


Amanda McIlhatton said...

How pretty is this?? I haven't used my H2'Os for sooo long. Must dust them off!

catdidit said...

Ooooo this is gorgeous Jessica! I love how you did the wash for the bg, really makes it pop to me. Love those papers too.


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