Monday, June 8, 2009

Watercolor Roses

Hello My Friends,

Had a great time in our May Hostess Club meetings learning this watercoloring technique to create these roses. I could make these roses all day! They are just that much fun to make and not a one would be a duplicate. We used ink refills for the watercoloring. The purples were Lavendar Lace, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, and a little bit of Bordering Blue. The yellows were So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, Summer Sun, and a little bit of Pumkin Pie.

Picked up the technique from a very talented gal in my group, Patty Bennett. She has a very good tutorial on her blog. Click HERE to watch the video. The secret is using plenty of water. If you find yourself "painting" the ink onto the paper, you don't have enough water. It's actually better to have excess water that can be blotted away, than to not have enough water. When the roses dry, they are just gorgeous IRL. These pictures don't do them justice.

stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations
ink: Basic Black for the sentiment, ink refills for the roses
card stock: Shimmery White for the card base and roses, any complimentary color for the frames
misc.: Oval Scallop Frame Bigz die, white organza ribbon

Happy Stamping!

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