To create this month’s JOY project, I first painted an 8×10 inch canvas with Black Soot Distress Ink. The canvas was then splattered with Heidi Swapp’s Gold Color Shine. The letters spelling out the word JOY were a free coloring page that I downloaded onto white card stock, colored (with watercolor pencils and a blender pen, and fussy cut-out. I used foam tape on the back of the letters to adhere them to the canvas.
This time I tried a different watercoloring technique. First I stamped the image in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then used my wet paintbrush to pull the paint outward from the stamped image to make a border all around the image.
Used a picture from Pinterest as a reference photo so that I could draw these gorgeous flowers. They were watercolored with Distress Inks.
I made these cute little tags for my granddaughter to sell in order to make money for an upcoming graduation trip she was planning. I used a variety of my critter and cute stamps to stamp on the tags and then watercolored the images with Distress Ink.
- Strathmore 300 Series 140-pound cold press (for the tags)
- Distress Ink used as watercolors
- Recollections: Zoo-Licious stamp set (link unavailable)
- Recollections: Don’t Bug Me stamp set (link unavailable)
- Recollections: Woof Woof stamp set (link unavailable)
- Simon Says Stamp: Cuddly Critters Accessories
- Lawn Fawn: Fairy Friends stamp set
Distress Inks were used to watercolor the gorgeous roses stamp.
I love to decorate the envelopes that go with my handmade cards!! Sometimes I design the envelopes to match the card and other times I just add a cute little image for the card receiver to enjoy. I just thought this little ‘just for you’ sign was so cute!!
When I create a card, I always make an envelope and generally decorate the envelope while I have all my card supplies out and ready to use.
Recently I watched an interesting video by Jennifer McGuire on the technique called Distress Ink Lifting. The basics of the technique are to use water and a paintbrush to ‘lift’ the ink color from the image. To accomplish this, I blended several shades of blue Distress Ink on to watercolor paper. I stamped my images and white heat embossed them. Using a wet paintbrush I applied the water to the stamped images and used a paper towel to blot up the water from the images.
For this cheerful birthday card, a stamp was watercolored with Distress Inks. I also made a matching envelope and a sticker to seal the envelope. A picture of the inside of the card is also included.
This Stampendous Daisies stamp was watercolored with Distress Inks. A die was used to cut the watercolor paper and then it was adhered to a black card stock card base.
This was an experiment watercoloring through a stencil. Distress Inks were used to watercolor the butterfly and background.