March 30, 2017

More Beautiful You

Hi all,

Today I'm sharing the last two projects from my Beautiful You class. I wanted my guests to see a variety of ways to use this stamp as well as learn some new techniques. My goals were met!

For the next projects, break out your aqua painter!

Peekaboo Peach is the featured color in this project. It is layered with Basic Black and a panel of Whisper White that was run through the Big Shot with an embossing folder (use one of your favorites!). I still have my old oval thinlits and they were perfect for cropping a piece of watercolor paper and a second oval in Basic Black. The image was stamped using Stayzon ink. It's important to use Stayzon when water coloring as it is waterproof and your image won't bleed.

Squeeze your aqua painter to get the water flowing. If this is the first time you've used an aqua pen, it's easiest to use with watercolor paper - lots of forgiveness there!

We started at the bottom of the oval with Crumb Cake. Squeeze your ink pad to get color onto the lid and pick up the color with the brush of your aqua painter, then apply to your watercolor paper. Not dark enough? Simply add more ink until you're happy with the result. For the water, we used Soft Sky, followed by So Saffron, then topped off with Sweet Sugar Plum. We also used a bit of Peekaboo Peach over the So Saffron to add some depth. Be sure to go back and blend the colors to remove any distinct lines. Truly easy peasy! You're going to get hooked on water coloring!

We used the aqua painter for water coloring in our last project, but this time, the image was stamped onto Whisper White. After creating with watercolor paper, everyone had the 'feel' for water coloring, so working on Whisper White wasn't too scary!

The Falling In Love dsp from the Occasions catalog is featured in this card. The images on the papers in this pack are absolutely beautiful. It's easy to create cards with this paper because it provides all the 'wow' you need for your card. The trick to working with Whisper White paper is to keep your aqua painter brush fairly dry. For this image we used Blushing Bride and Soft Sky. Another, quick, easy and lovely card!

Each class guest did take home a box that I made for their finished cards - guess who forgot to take a photo! That would be me. The box featured a stamped image from the Beautiful You set. It was a great class.

Pinterest has so many amazing samples using this set. Have yourself some fun. I know there are women in your life who would love to receive one of these images in the mail.

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Thanks so much for stopping today. Make it a great day!


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