Hi, it’s Gaylynn here with another installment of my Watercolor Wednesday series. This is a way to get the look of tie dye watercolor for card making. I used Gelato colors for watercolor.
For this card, I prepared a stamped and heat embossed floral panel. Then I used Faber-Castell Gelato color for watercolor. For a soft tie dye look, I applied and blended the colors over the embossed florals.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
Unity Stamp Co. product used:
Cluster Of Buds stamps
I made a quick video tutorial for this. It includes instructions along the way throughout the video. However, the written process follows.
Floral Tie Dye Card with Gelato Watercolor
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
To begin, prepare paper for heat embossing by adding powder. I used an EK Success powder tool. This prevents stray embossing powder during the embossing process.
I stamped with the Misti stamping tool and VersaMark watermark ink onto watercolor paper. Then I heat embossed in white.
For watercolor, I used Faber-Castell Gelato color. It goes on like crayon but blends nicely with a wide water brush.
I used a Ranger mini mister to add more water. Color was also applied to a palette and then added with a brush.
A light tie dye floral look was what I wanted. The colors blended nicely and then dried to a pastel shimmer.
Once heat set, I embellished and layered everything to finish.
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.
Have a wonderful day.