"He has risen!" Matt. 28:6
Since Elizabeth wanted to know how I did her birthday card, I thought I would show all of you the technique I used. It is a Watercolor Stencil Technique that I saw demonstrated by Loll Thompson. However, I did it in the wrong order when I did the first cards with it, but liked the results better.
Today, I am demonstrating for you, doing it correctly!
First thing is to cut down some watercolor paper and put a stencil over it. The rest of my sample photos will be with a different stencil. I just forgot to photograph the other at this stage. Now, when I made Elizabeth's card, I sprayed water on the stencil, then removed it and sprinkled the powders. You pretty much get the same result.
However, Loll Thompson said to put powder on while stencil is on and spray with water then quickly remove the stencil. I think this way is a lot messier than the way I did it!
After you take the stencil off, it looks like this and you will have to heat dry with a heat gun and blot some, too.
It looks like this after drying.
My stencil was so wet with paint, I decided to turn it over on another piece of watercolor paper and get the reverse! I just sit it on there and pushed down and then carefully removed the stencil.
So here is the reverse.
Here are all the prints I ended up with. I didn't like the brick as well, but I will use it for a card. After these are all dry, I will cut down for backgrounds for cards.
Here are the two cards I made last week with them the first backgrounds I made my way: by spraying with water while the stencil was on, then taking off and sprinkling the powders on.
|Elizabeth's Birthday Card|
Here are the supplies I used besides paper towels to blot and the heat gun to dry. The Aspen Trees was TCW and the bricks were MFT.
I hope I explained well enough. If you have any questions, let me know. I will try to answer or direct you to the Loll Thompson video. I will say the Color Bursts are messy. The color spreads when you try to clean it! Remember the Cat in the Hat and the pink spot. Well, this is like that, it just keeps growing as you try to clean it! Last week, I even made a lot of baby wipe backgrounds with all the access color! LOL
For our Tea party over at Altered Book Lover's T Stands For Tuesday, may I leave you with this:
|A card I made from mostly Fun Stampers Journey supplies. the Embossing Folder is SU!.|
Sorry everyone for not getting around last week. I have been really sick and finally went to the dr. last Friday. I got some meds, and am finally starting to feel human again! I t seems I had bronchitis. So thank you for all who stopped by last week and offered well wishes. I really appreciated them. Thank you for stopping by this week. I will be around to see you. Happy T Day!