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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Easy Watercolor Technique

Hi crafty friends, It's Tyra and I'm here to share an easy watercolor technique you can use to add a graphic twist to your Die-Namites Dies. Today I'm using the beautiful Five Petal Flowers Die:




Supplies: 

  1. Pigment Ink,
  2. Five Petal Flowers die (DN-1195) and 
  3. Stamps, Watercolors, Mixed Media card stock

I used super heavyweight (140lb!) mixed media card stock, perfect for this technique, holding up well to watercoloring and stamping.  I ran the card stock and the Five Petal Flowers die through my Big Shot a few times to ensure a clean cut. 

I used  the arrow stamp pictured and waterproof pigment ink to stamp a graphic pattern onto my flower for bit of a contrast.  I added watercolor to different parts of the stamped pattern.  I only used one color for shading since the die and the stamped pattern already added enough visual interest. 

I decided to cut  and completely color another flower, adhering the second flower behind the first to add texture. 



I love quick and easy and I hope I have inspired you to get out your watercolors and start playing!  Thanks so much for visiting!  

Hugs, Tyra





6 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! Love the 2nd layer you added!

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  2. Great technique. Thanks for the tutorial! Beautiful Card

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  3. Lovely card. Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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  4. Tonya....what a GREAT IDEA.....love the technique!

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