Today I bring you the second in a series of 3 blog post and videos (released on Tuesdays) that feature the technique: watercolor smooching. This is a form of water coloring onto paper that gives an organic sort of coloring. It’s easy and most of all, it’s super fun!
The second form of watercolor smooching is onto watercolor paper. Watercolor paper is not as porous as cardstock and allows the liquid to float on top of the paper for a longer period of time. It is very forgiving, and gives the ink back with more water, unlike cardstock. When using this technique, please be conscious of the color of ink you are using, as it will lighten up after more water is applied. This is also an easy form of smooching, as you dip the paper into watered down ink, let it dry and it’s done.
I make sure to let each color dry before dipping into another color so that the colors do not blend. You know, red + green = yuck. For the sentiment, I chose to use gray in order to compliment all of the other coloring. The inks I used for the smooching coordinate with the sequins I used, so the colors and tones are overall complimentary.
For the inside of the card, where the little fox is peeping out, I used the Fox Builder Punch and Foxy Friends stamp set. I punched once in white cardstock and again in gray. They were layered together and slightly offset, which gives a shadow effect. The pine branch is made using Christmas Pines, stamped in Smoky Slate in a second generation (stamped off). Lots of sequins give a magical winter feel to this scene and I love how the fox peers through the Acetate Window Sheet to the front of the card. Is he hiding in a snow bank?
Here is the video I created to demonstrate this technique, CLICK HERE TO WATCH or watch below.
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Thank you for stopping by the blog today 🙂 Stay tuned for the next coming Tuesday posts for more in this series of “smooching” techniques. Let’s make it together.
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