Hi, it’s Gaylynn here with another installment of my Watercolor Wednesday series. I am sharing a glitter flower card using distress ink watercolor.
This card was pre-stamped and then distress ink watercolor was added. I used one shade from distress reinker bottle and four shades of distress ink pads. The colors were layered, two shades per petal and leaf.
Sentiment: Holding you in my thoughts and hoping you are doing OK.
Unity Stamp Co. product used:
Ranger / Tim Holtz distress ink used:
Abandoned coral reinker
Distress ink pads used: forest moss, bundled sage, spun sugar and tumbled glass.
I made a quick video tutorial for this. It includes instructions along the way throughout the video. However, the written process follows.
Distress Ink Watercolor + Glitter Flower Card
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Begin by pre-stamping onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.
Mist water onto a craft mat if you are mixing from reinker drops.
If using distress ink pads, add ink directly to a dry craft mat. Then mix with water and a brush, one color at a time.
Pick up color by mixing a wet brush with ink to desired hue. Apply color from light to dark.
Heat set between colors and layers.
I added two shades of each color for the flower and for the leaves.
For the darker layer, carefully apply color to the flower and the leaf creases, one color at a time.
Repeat the process for the leaves, drying between each color and layer. Add a background color layer.
Dab tiny dots of glue for glitter. Pour glitter over the glue areas and then tap away excess. Dry and then assemble the card.
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.
Thanks so much for visiting.