Evening folks. I have been dragged inside by DH as it's too dark now to see anything in the garden, although I love the cool evenings, so I thought I'd do the tutorial for my bluebell card that I've been promising for so long.
I used the Basic Rainbow set of H20's. Initially when I first got these I thought they were very boring compared to all the lush colours in the other fancy sets but now they are my favourites. The colours are so vibrant and I use them for almost everything I do. You need to mist them to activate them and then leave them for a few minutes.
Next spray your background card liberally with water. A good thickness of card works best due to the fact that it will become very wet.
Then comes the technical part....not. Randomly splodge your chosen colours all over the wet card with a good sized paint brush. I limit myself to three colours so as not to muddy them.
Once you are happy spray the card again to make the colours run into each other. Bend the edges of the card up a bit to stop the paint running off the edge and blot anywhere that has run too much.
Either leave to dry, in the scorching weather it won't take long, or use a heat gun.
You then need to ink up your chosen stamp by painting it with one of the H20's. Make sure it is the consistence of cream to get a good stamped impression but don't be too fussy with how they stamp out. I like a variation with some being a bit more watery. You need several flowers.
With the paint that's still on the stamp once you've finished, lightly mist holding your stamp upright and then stamp onto your background. You'll be surprised how many impressions you can get from one inking and then remisting.
Dry the outline of your individual flowers thoroughly, paint them and once dry cut them out.
Arrange them on your background and jobs a good un.
I used the same technique for all four cards I made for Sheena using each set of flowers and it's still one of my favourites and one I shall go back to too again I'm sure. H20's are so diverse, to think all we ever used to was paint with them. Stamping with them is such fun and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
I hope this has been helpful and if you try it please pop over and let me know so that I can come and admire your results.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.
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