Hi, it’s Gaylynn here with another installment of my Watercolor Wednesday series. I am sharing a floral card using deco foil transfer gel, a stencil, foiling and watercolor.
For this card, I stamped onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink. Foiling was added using transfer gel and with the use of a laminating machine. Then dimensional watercolor was added.
Sentiment: If you are outgrowing who you’ve been, you’re right on schedule.
Unity Stamp Co. product used:
Friendship Blooms by Gina K. Designs
Deco Foil Transfer Gel
I made a quick video tutorial for this. It includes instructions along the way throughout the video. However, the written process follows.
Deco Foil Transfer Gel + Stenciling + Watercolor
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
(There are different ways to add foil in paper crafting. This is an example of one way.)
Stamp with waterproof ink onto watercolor paper. Tape the stencil over the stamping. Preheat a laminator.
With a spatula, evenly apply deco foil transfer gel where you want the foiling.
Remove and clean the stencil and spatula immediately.
Allow gel dry time. Then, place the deco foil over the stamping (pretty side up).
Carefully feed the stamping with the foil sheet through a preheated laminator.
(With my laminator, foiling works better without a carrier sheet, but may work perfectly with yours.)
Cool the foiling and then carefully peel away the foil sheet.
Prepare your watercolor palette.
Add flower dimension by using a damp brush and apply the darkest color near the folds and creases. Skip every other petal and then come back to those.
With a damp brush, blend out a little of the color for each petal. Repeat for all sections. Heat set.
Finally, layer everything and add embellishments 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.
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