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Snowman Framelits Card

This week was my last Technique Tuesday of the year.  The Weekly Deals featured the Snowman framelits (without the Snow Place stamp set).  I wanted to show a card using the framelits WITHOUT the stamp set so I came up with this card:

Technique Tuesday-Color Me Ink Wash Card with Snow Friends Framelits

Technique Tuesday-Color Me Ink Wash Card with Snow Friends Framelits

Ok, so the card did use the phrase from the stamp set, but that was it!  The technique was an Aquapainter wash using the Color Me Irresistible designer series paper.  We learned the technique at the OnStage Local event held in Milwaukee the previous weekend.

Color combination is Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, and Island Indigo.

Winter has finally arrived in Wisconsin…snow is lovely, but drive safe everyone!

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Beautiful Bunch – Tie Dye Circles Card

At my Technique Tuesday class this week, I taught my stampers the Tie Dye Circles technique.  I love this technique – it is a great watercoloring method.

You will burnish three colors of various intensities into your watercolor paper – lightest shade first to cover the largest area and then move in with your middle shade.  Finally, you will sponge in the darkest shade in the center – but keep in mind to go for a more natural look – it looks more artistic and whimsical with varying circles.

You will then take an AquaPainter (or a plain paintbrush and water) and go around the circles – again, starting with the lightest.  You are basically taking away ink from the circles.

Set aside and let dry or, if you are in a hurry, use your heat gun on it!

Finished this card off with seam binding, the butterfly punch and pearl, and a phrase from A Dozen Thoughts.  My color combination was Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, and Blackberry Bliss!

Beautiful Bunch-Tie Dye Circles

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Midnight Raven Watercolor Wash

I just loved how this turned out – especially the cloud feathering look where the colors meet!  The skull is punched out from the Nite Owl DSP.  Watercolor Wash is a perfect technique to use with our Watercolor Paper. 

fright-night-wc-wash

Here's the directions to the watercolor wash technique:

  1. Pick out two or three dye ink refills.
  2. With a paint palette, put a couple of drops of dye reinker in the wells.
  3. With a small measuring spoon, add water drops to until you reach the desired color.
  4. Mist the Watercolor Paper to dampen the paper.
  5. With paintbrush or Aquapainter, apply watercolor wash.
  6. Brush piece and then set aside to dry.
  7. Stamp, emboss or use as a background.
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