Happy Memorial Day everyone here in the US. Today is Friday of our first long weekend of the summer season and I’m off this afternoon playing with my stamps and ink. I want to share a technique that I don’t know that I invented but I certainly like doing. Giving credit where credit is due though, I got the idea from a fellow demonstrator Julie DiMatteo from ThePaperPixie.com. Here is a link to Julie’s original card. I loved Julie’s card so much I recreated it, but with a slightly different technique.
Here is my card. And check for yourself, I copied it exactly from Julie’s.
Julie used what she called the Watercolor Smooshing technique. There is a link in her blog to a video explaining this technique. You can see that video here. Like Julie, I also loved the look, but I wasn’t thrilled with the technique to create it as it seemed it could get pretty messy. So I decided to try a slightly different way to get a similar look. AND……I created a video for you. I don’t do videos often, ok, ever, but I’m branching out by trying different things.
For my card I used Whisper White card stock but it could easily be done with Watercolor Paper, or shimmer paper and then spritzed with water for another look. We used this technique in a class I held last week and everyone loved it, I think because, actually, there is no stamping required.
Thank you all for stopping by and checking out my new technique.