Hi, it’s Gaylynn here with another installment of my Watercolor Wednesday series. Here is a pretty way to add shimmer to a card background. This uses deco foil transfer gel, foiling and watercolor flowers.
This card incorporates stamping and distress ink watercolor. The background was created with a foiling process using deco foil transfer gel, foiling, a stencil, a laminator and with watercolor flowers.
Unity Stamp Co. product used:
Border of Magnolias
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 + Foiling + Watercolor Card
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Begin by stamping the flowers onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink. Trim a separate cardstock panel for the background.
Apply distress ink pads to a craft mat. Pick up color using water and a watercolor brush.
Apply color from lightest to darkest and then light again. I heat set at the end of the watercolor this time.
Distress ink pads used: bundled sage, spun sugar and Victorian velvet.
I fussy cut the flowers. For background foiling, I used Opal deco foil, deco foil transfer gel, a stencil and a laminator.
Apply gel with a spatula and stencil. Then remove and clean the stencil. Dry the background gel to a tacky texture.
Apply the foil pretty side up over the dried gel panel and then run them through a preheated laminator.
Gently remove the foil sheet.
Finally, adhere the card layers and then embellish with the watercolor flowers and gems.
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.
Thanks so much for visiting.