I've only done the distress ink watercolor technique a couple of times and wanted to try it again with those blues and purples. There were two techniques I was wanting to do - the blending technique with the addition of water droplets and the "smushing" technique (for lack of a better term). I really loved how both turned out and don't know which one I liked better. Probably the latter as it was easiest!!!
I started with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor distress paper and taped it down. I then blended Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, and Milled Lavender inks on it with the foam blender pads. I used the Tim Holtz distress sprayer and sprayed water and blotted it up with a paper towel and then sprinkled water in my hands and dropped it down to create larger water drops. I then added some white splatters with Tim Holtz picket fence distress paint on a stamping block which I had watered down and flicked on with a paint brush. I set that aside to dry.
|Distress watercolor snowflake cards|
I then took some white card stock and cut out the My Favorite Things doily snowflakes dies which I love!!! They are snowflakes but they are actually larger circles so I just love how they turn out. After I cut them out of the white card stock, I used my Stampin' Up die brush to get the little pieces out of the snowflakes. I absolutely love this tool as it completely makes my life so much easier rather than picking each tiny piece one by one out of the die. There were a couple of pieces left in and I just used my picker tool to get them out. I then set the card stock aside as I was going to use that with the watercolor panel above.
|MFT Snowflake Die cut out with distress watercolor background & Concord & 9th sentiment|
|Snowflakes distressed with "smushing" technique and adhered to kraft cardstock|
|Supplies for the snowflake cards|
So, those were my recreations of my snow in the back yard. Doesn't quite look like white snow - but it was my interpretation of the beauty that I saw in the snowflakes!!!! Plus, it was fun to do these watercolor techniques! I must do them again soon! Fun, fun, fun! I always say, "Do what makes you happy (as long as it's legal)!!!!"
Have an awesome holiday! Jude :-)
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