Saturday, June 11, 2016

Vintage Watercolor Floral

Hello and I hope you are having a nice weekend!  Today I had a fun time doing the Vintage Watercolor look a la Heather Telford's technique.  You can find her tutorial here on her blog and look further, because this past week she shared a lot more projects along the same lines.

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This technique was a lot easier than I thought it would be by just sortof trying some of the things I saw in the video.  I think stamp selection makes it easier.  I used Distress Ink in Tea Dye to stamp with and lots of sponging, and various brown and black water-based markers to accent (I used more than one only because I found several of mine had dried up.). I also used one pink watercolor pencil.  

All of the stamped lines were just brushed out with water using a waterbrush and then pink color was added where I wanted it.  The other colors came from the brown and black markers.  When you add water, the colors just separate out. If you want to learn a little science, here is a link about paper chromatography.  I used to teach this to kids as part of a science program.  

Supplies: Gina K Designs Sending Love and Art from the Heart Stamp sets, Distress Tea Dye ink, Versfine Smokey Grey inkpad, GKD Innocent Pink cardstock, Spellbinders Fancy Frame Labels Two, Waterbrush, Watercolor Pencil


Conniecrafter said...

I just can't get over how beautifully this turned out, I didn't feel well last night so I didn't get a chance to try it out but I am hoping for this afternoon.

lostinpaper said...

Absolutely stunning! Sounds like an interesting technique, thank so much for the link.

Heather T said...

I'm so glad you tried this Heidi, your vintage look is gorgeous and so is your pretty layout.

Beth Norman said...

Very vintage-like. It is so pretty and a lot of work went into your beautiful card. Thank you for the links. Will take a peak. Hugs.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Heidi, what a beautiful card using this new technique! You've done a gorgeous card with it! I've been wanting to try it, so thanks for the inspiration! Wow, I LOVE it! Hugs, sweet friend!