Hopping onto the
with this beauty!
I used my daughter's adorable Winnie images
from the stamp set "Winnie's Warm Wishes"
offered by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
SnSS just announced some super exciting news
about this stamp set... omingcay oonsay...
DIES TO COORDINATE!!!
I'm so excited I can't stand it!
Now to hope hope hope for a sweet little die
to accompany sweet Winnie in the
"Winter with Winnie" stamp set.
I used Copics on sweet Winnie's gloves.
For all other details see tutorial below.
Watercolor Backgrounds are some of the easiest ways
to watercolor for those of us who do not watercolor well...
(or those of us who do not like to watercolor because
we think we don't know HOW to watercolor well.)
(All of the above in parentheses
spoken out of the side of my mouth
with a slight had to cover as I speak, wink wink.)
Trust me... YOU CAN WATERCOLOR!
Allow me to show you some simple tips...
I prefer to use an Aquapainter offered by Stampin' Up!
when I watercolor but like to offer both options
of a paint brush as well as the Aquapainters.
I find brushes tend to make me work quicker
as the brush doesn't stay wet for long.
Whereas the Aquapainter offers water nonstop and
can be gently squeezed to apply more water when needed.
The catch to using the Aquapainters
is to not squeeze too much water at one time.
Try both and see which one you prefer.
You will find a handy dandy video
at the end of this post
showing the option of the Aquapainter.
Most of the time, you will want to
slide your paint brush along the side
of your water jar to remove excess water.
(see photo above)
However, when I am creating
I leave as much water in my brush as possible.
Using just one corner of the paintbrush,
dab into the dot of reinker.
I used the following reinkers for my bookmarks...
Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry.
Then rather quickly (and messily)
swipe the inked paintbrush side to side
over a piece of watercolor paper.
Watercolor paper is a MUST when watercoloring.
You may be tempted to think any kind of
thick card stock will do but trust me...
(ask me how I know)
watercolor paper really and truly is best.
Here is the video tutorial showing
you the option of using an Aquapainter...
Repeat these steps in all three colors and
enjoy creating something fun and beautiful with you
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