Sunday, May 25, 2014

Embossed Watercolor Dahlia

 One of my favorite stamp sets right now is Regarding Dahlias.  I love to try new techniques with it to see what I can come up with.  I decided to give watercoloring a try on Crumb Cake card stock, rather than Watercolor Paper and I love the result!!  Creating this look is super easy!  Heat Emboss your Dahlia with White Embossing Powder.  Don't forget to use your Embossing Buddy first!!  Then you can watercolor your dahlia.  Take your ink pad and give it a gentle squeeze in the middle.  That will transfer some of the ink to the lid.  Open your pad up and dip your Aqua Painter brush into the color that transferred to the lid.  Now starting in the center of your flower work outwards in a circle motion.  As you do so the ink color will become lighter as more water comes from the Aqua Painter.

Once you are satisfied with the saturation of color you can then wipe over the top of your flower with a paper towel to remove any access ink that gets stuck to the embossed image.  That's it!  Your beautiful creation is done!  Add it to the project of your choice to wow that special someone!

The dimensions for the card above:
A2 size card base 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" - scored at 4 1/4"
DSP 4"X4"
1/2 of a Tea Lace Paper Doily
Image stamped on 3 1/2"X 3 1/2"
Strip of Blackberry Bliss card stock 3 1/2"X 1"

1 comment:

  1. Brianna, this is gorgeous! Thanks for showing the technique of embossing and watercoloring!