Hello, it’s Gaylynn here with another installment of my Watercolor Wednesday series. I am sharing one way of mixing custom watercolors to get a new shade to work with.
Along with mixing custom watercolors, I will be stamping the main panel and then heat embossing in gold. This makes the gold shimmer and sparkle against the custom shade of watercolor. In this case, I used a beautiful stamp of deer antlers for the holidays.
Sentiment: Have a wild Christmas.
Unity Stamp Co. product used:
I made a quick video tutorial for this. It includes instructions along the way throughout the video. However, the written process follows below.
Mixing Custom Watercolors + Gold Embossed Holiday Card
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Add powder with a powder tool prior to stamping. This helps to prevent stray embossing powder. Stamp onto watercolor paper with VersaMark ink, then heat emboss in gold.
I mixed shades of pink and orange to get a coral or peach shade, using Altenew watercolor half pans. Then I added a water layer over the stamping to prepare for watercolor.
Add the mixed color by dabbing the brush into the water from the image out. Repeat and add more color or water if needed.
Finally, heat set. Then layer and assemble the card.
Here is another look.
To view my other watercolor projects on the Unity blog, see Watercolor Wednesday.
Catch me next Wednesday with a new project for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday. Thanks so much for visiting.
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