Distressed Watercolour Tutorial

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Hi folks!  Today I have a Distressed Watercolour tutorial for you.  I would like to point out that I used Poppies, Large from Technique Junkies as well as Always Hope.  Always Hope is an August release and can be purchased at 15% off until August 8th, along with the full August release line.

My beautiful green cardstock came from Paper-Garden.ca and is based in Canada.  For us Canadians it is a delight when we can find a good source of Canadian products.  With the American dollar being as high as it is, Canadian shopping is almost a must, and for you Americans, it makes sense to shop Canadian too because of the cost savings.  I have a wide variety of bright-coloured heavy cardstock as well as Copic paper.  I’ll be sure to highlight the papers that I use from this newly-found paper company.

As a reminder, I have blog candy that you can find in the post below.  Closing date is August 8th.

So, now on with my tutorial……..

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Supplies:  Rubberstamp with large open areas, Distress Ink, embossing buddy, white embossing powder, heat gun, VersaMark, small paint brush and watercolour paper, non stick mat

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Using your embossing buddy, rub over the entire surface of your watercolour paper

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Generously apply VersMark over your stamp

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Stamp out image onto watercolour paper

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Sprinkle white embossing powder over watercolour paper and shake embossing powder off

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Use your heat gun to emboss your image

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Stamp out your Distress Ink onto your non-stick surface and gently spritz with water

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Dip your finger into the wet Distress Ink and in a pouncing motion, add colour to your image

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Continue to add colour to your image. In my case, I used a slightly deeper image of red/pink to the center of my poppies

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With your paint brush, add your darkest colour to the areas you wish to deepen in colour

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Continue to add colour as your desire.  Your image may take on greens, yellows, etc.  I used strictly pinks and reds because my background stamp were poppies.

  I love the softness of the background and I hope I inspired you to try this fun and easy technique.


Posted on : Aug 04 2015
Posted under cards, Tutorials |

8 People have left comments on this post

Aug 4, 2015 - 09:08:25
Kathy Stacy said:

Gorgeous watercolor piece. Love that stamp!

Aug 4, 2015 - 06:08:33
Myrna said:

Oh Beth, such a pretty card. Thanks for the great tutorial.
Myrna

Aug 4, 2015 - 08:08:59
Patti J. said:

Beth, that is beautiful! I never thought to use my fingers…how clever you are! And…your nails are always gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Aug 4, 2015 - 09:08:08
Rob said:

Hi Beth, lovely card….thanks for the tutorial, I really love this look. 🙂

Aug 5, 2015 - 08:08:54
Shirley said:

Beautiful background and fantastic tutorial. I’ve never applied DI with my fingers, something new to try! Take care, Shirleyxx

Aug 5, 2015 - 09:08:42
Diana Enns said:

Beautiful Card – Thanks for sharing the technique. Will have to give this a try.

Aug 6, 2015 - 12:08:37
Marisa Job said:

Such a gorgeous card!! Great tutorial!!

Aug 7, 2015 - 09:08:31
beth said:

Wow girlfriend another beauty and wonderful tutorial will have to gives this a go.
Hugs


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