Friday, May 8, 2009

Watercolored Roses

Hi Stampers:

Today I was trying out a new technique that the demo's learned at a recent convention they attended. Not sure if it was a Regional or Leadership convention but at any rate it was one of them. The effects that you get from this technique are just beautiful.

Here are the directions:

Stamp the rose image (from Fifth Avenue Floral Set) on Shimmery White cardstock using White Craft Ink , heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.

Spritz entire embossed image with water in a spray bottle - spray until there are puddles of water, not just wet paper.

Use an Aquapainter to dip into drops of classic reinker and just "touch" the tip of the Aquapainter/ink to each section of the rose - ink flows inside each section (because of the embossing) but will also blend nicely when you touch more than one color to a section.

Use 2 or 3 coordinating reinker colors in any combo you wish (classic ink)
I used: Regal Rose, Cameo Coral. Kiwi Kiss and Summer Sun on the above samples
clean Aquapainter tip in between applying each color.

Let it dry, cut out image and mount to card or project. Just as a note, I cut my leaves from one of the nestabilities that I have.


Kristy Lounder said...

This is such a pretty technique! It really makes me want to get that set!

Nicole said...


thanks for the details on how this is done, I was wondering that!


Jenna Cotton said...


Rachel Bleich said...

You have made a very stunning card with this technique. I don't have the set yet, but I keep seeing these great samples and it makes me want to get it. Thanks for sharing all the details.

sandi said...

Oh Peggy, this card is stunning and you did an AWESOME job on the flowers, good job.

Kate Cecil said...

Peg - the card is lovely!!! you did a great job, I'm going to have to try this technique, too!

A Touch of SOL said...

Love the colors you chose. I still have yet to try this technique.

Susan Timmerman said...

BEAUTIFUL! I tried that technique even though I don't have that set. I couldn't get it to work right. So, I'm ordering that set to see if I can get it right!

Cate said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the technique but the way you have used it is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring.

Diane said...

Peg you did a great job on this! It's absolutely gorgeous!

Kelly said...

Love these colors. My son even made one of these. Great directions.
Thanks so much!

Lorita said...

What a pretty card! I wanted to do this for my mother but couldn't find the directions. Thank you for posting them.

A Touch of SOL said...


loyaz said...

I just saved both the image and the instructions. My stamp set will arrive soon. I love your blog and your stamping style. I have saved several of your great cards to try later on. TFS