Hi, it’s Gaylynn here with another installment of my Watercolor Wednesday series. I am sharing a way to watercolor with stamping and gold embossing paste accents. I used distress ink for the watercolor.
This card features a mix of mediums. A watercolor background was made using distress ink pads. But the entire project shows watercolor with stamping along with shimmering gold metallic embossing paste detail.
Sentiment: Hello sunshine.
Unity Stamp Co. product used:
With You I’m Home
I made a quick video tutorial for this. It includes instructions along the way throughout the video. However, the written process follows.
Watercolor and Metallic Gold Embossing Paste Floral Card
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
On watercolor paper, apply a water layer. Make a distress ink color palette onto a craft mat in two colors.
Apply one color at a time to make a watercolor background. Dab puddles and heat set when finished.
Stamp florals in different shades of ink, over the watercolor layer. Then stamp more offset flowers using gold embossing paste.
To add paste or gel to stamps: Use a craft sponge to dab a thin layer of paste over the stamp. The gold shimmers.
Clean the stamp, spatula and sponge applicator with soap and water right after use, before the paste dries.
Stamp a background, layer everything and embellish 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.
Thanks so much for visiting.