The new tutorial this week is written by the amazing Yvonne Hagane. She shows us how to watercolor with Distress Re-inker. She didn’t have the equipment to shoot the video so I had to do it. While I am no expert like her ( my number one choice of coloring medium are Copic Markers), I hope it will help the visual learner.
For my sample I started out with Flourishes With Gratitude set. It’s a set you can’t purchase, but get for free once you spend $100 at the Flourishes store. I stamped my image in Jet Black Archival ink on Watercolor paper and cut and embossed it with the largest of the small Classic Oval Nestabilities dies. The image was then colored with Distress inks and Reinker (petals: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmelade Flower center: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain Leaves and stem: Bundled Sage Reinker, Peeled Paint Background: Tumbled Glass Reinker).
The oval was put back over the watercolor paper and the image was first sponged with Antique Linen, then with Vintage Photo Distress inks. It was adhered to a piece of Textured Chocolate chip cardstock (Stampin’ Up!) that had been cut and embossed with the largest of the Beaded Oval Nestabilities dies. The edges of the image were paper pierced.
Four 1 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ pieces of MME Lost & Found Rosy Paper were cut, two of those pieces had one corner rounded and every piece had each edge distressed. The paper was stitched to a 4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, which had the bottom corners rounded as well.
A 4 1/4″ wide white cardstock strip was cut and embossed with one of the Flower Doily Accent dies. It was stitched to a 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Rosy paper which was adhered over the center of the other layers. Blue Gingham ribbon was tied around the horizontal layer and was topped with a button. Part of a white Finesse pearl swirl was adhered to the upper left hand corner before the image was taped down with dimensionals.
The sentiment is also from “With Gratitude”. A piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with the smallest of the small Petite Oval Nestabilities dies. It was sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink and a different sentiment was stamped over the center with Antique Linen. The main image was stamped in it’s center with Jet Black Archival ink. Three White Baby Bling Pearls finish off that sentiment panel.
The inside of the card was kept real simple. 1/2″ x 4″ strip of Rosy paper was stitched to a 1 3/4″ x 4″ strip from the same paper (opposite side) to make a 2″ wide panel. That was adhered to a 4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of white cardstock that had the bottom corners rounded. The main image was stamped over the paper petals and insert with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Here is a video for the visual learner (be kind….so NOT my coloring style):
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