Hi, I try to show each colouring medium equal amounts of love but I do tend to reach for Catherine Pooler inks and a blender pen. For this card, I wanted to use the Aqua Pigment liquid watercolours by Brutus Monroe. I wanted to colour a floral image and chose the Thankful for Friends stamp set, but I wanted to use a sentiment from another Pinkfresh Studios stamp set.
The video tutorial showing the process for this card is on YouTube today, you can also watch it below.
I stamped the flower from Thankful for Friends over a piece of A2 sized Bristol smooth card to make a background. Stamping with Brutus Monroe embossing ink, then covering with Raven embossing powder. (Don’t forget to use some anti-static powder to stop those stray powders sticking where you don’t want them).
My plan was to make a portrait orientation card but felt that where I’d stamped the stems pointing towards the middle, made this card look better as a landscape. I picked a sentiment from You Can Change The World, and heat embossed this on a banner strip. (Die cut from the Stitched Strips die set by Trinity Stamps).
First, I cover the background with Pearl aqua pigment, then add Blue Green over the flowers. I don’t worry about going outside the lines – I want a loose look. The Pearl colour reacted with the Blue Green colour and left strange fussy edges (you can see this in the video). I colour over the background again with more Pearl colour and let the colours mix.
Finishing the card
Trim the background panel smaller to leave a border and adhere to a card base. I adhere the sentiment strip flat to the card and trim off the excess. Finishing this shiny glittery card with three silver sequins.
I really need to use the Aqua Pigments more often and find out all the wonderful things they can do. Maybe I should work on a liquid watercolour series and make one card a month that uses the Aqua Pigments.
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