Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday, today JustRite Papercraft designer Heidi Blankenship is sharing Four Watercolor Techniques for creating designer watercolor paper. This is part one in her new watercolor series.
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Welcome to the first tutorial in Heidi Blankenship's Watercolor Tutorial Series.
Today Heidi will be showing you how to use your distress inks and distress markers to create designer watercolor papers for the backgrounds of your cards. If you are reading this email from a feedburner email you can see Heidi's Video by clicking here.
If you are familar with basic watercolors tools you can skip ahead to the first project at (timestamp 8:24 -Learn how to use Distress Ink Pads to create this fun Birthday Card).
For the first technique I will show you how to create a watercolor effect using an acrylic stamp block and Distress Inks.
Use painters tape or washi tape to hold the watercolor paper in place.
Apply Picked Raspberry ink to one corner, next apply Spiced Marmalade, then Squeezed Lemonade and finish with Ripe Persimmon.
Tip* If you get one of the other colors of ink on your ink pad you can use a baby wipe to remove the ink.
Mist the acrylic block with water to activate the Distress Inks. Turn the acrylic block over so the ink side is face down and press the acrylic block on to the watercolor paper. Make sure to press on the entire acrylic block for good coverage. Remove the block. Lightly mist the paper with water to soften the lines and blend the watercolor.
After the paper is totally dry stamp the Happy Birthday Sentiment from our September Release Set —- Extra Grand Sentiments Clear Stamps to create this fun quick and easy Birthday Card.
For the second technique ( which you can find at timestamp 9:52 -learn how to use Distress Markers to create a watercolor designer paper).
I am using a rectangle acrylic block and Distress Markers-Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire to create a fun Halloween Background. To create this background I scribbled the markers on the block to apply the ink.
Then go over the colors and pull them out to the edge of the block. Next mist the block with water. Turn the block over so the ink is face down and press the acrylic block on to the paper. Press down firm on the block to achieve a good coverage of ink.
Tip One: If you lift the block up a little and then put it back down a couple of times this will help to blend the inks a little more.
Tip Two: Place a paper towel or baby wipe where the ink is pooled up and it will lift up the ink.
Scribble some of the Faded Jeans marker off to the side of the paper. Add water and tap the watercolor brush on top of paper to make small splatter marks.
Here you will see two different kinds of paint splatters. Where the paper is still damp or a little wet the paint spatter will feather out and where the paper is dry there will be a crisp paint splatters. I wanted to have more of the crisp ink splatters so I heat set the watercolor with a heat tool and then added more of the ink splatters
To create my Halloween card with this background I used Samantha Walker's Bootiful Cameos Clear Stamps – on sale for just $10.00 on the JustRite Website.
For the third technique ( you can find it at timestamp 12:10- Distress Ink with layered water drops – for a Bokeh Look). I will show you how to achieve a really neat effect using the Distress Inks and layers of water drops.
Use a heat tool to heat set the watercolor and dry the paper. Nexxt I am spraying some water in to my hand and then letting the drops of water fall on the paper. Let the water sit on top of the paper for a few seconds.
Then take a paper towel and blot off the water. Doing this will also remove some of the water color.
Add another layer of water drops and blot the paper after a few seconds. Add one more layer of water drops and blot dry.
Having different sized water drops give the paper kind of a Bokeh Look. We will be talking about Bokeh Techniques and creating Bokeh Cards in future videos.
To complete my card I used the Extra Grand Thinking of You Sentiment from our new September Release Set Extra Grand Sentiments Clear Stamps with a big wide piece of ribbon and some sequins.
For the Fourth Technique – (You can find at timestamp 15:57 – here I show you how to add a watermarked background stamp to your watercolor designer paper using Distress Markers). I am using CL-02023 Quilted Circles Cling Background Stamp and Distress Inks-Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Seedless Preserves. Add the inks directly to the board. Add water to the paper –doing this helps the watercolors flow and blend better. Starting with the lightest color apply ink to the paper.
Keep adding the colors until you achieve the look you want. For this technique it is best to have brite and bold colors. Once all of the color has been applied heat set the paper with a heat tool.
I am using CL-02023 Quilted Circles Cling Background Stamp. Mist the stamp with water and then turn it so it's facing down and stamp on to the paper. Let the water sit for a few seconds. Blot the water off of the paper using a paper towel. Doing this will remove the water and some of the watercolor too. This is when you will start to see the stamped background image.
If you have some areas where you can't see the background image simply mist the background stamp and stamp it again.
To create my finished card I stamped the Thank You Seniment from the Extra Grand Sentiments Clear Stamps and die cut it with Vintage Labels Nine Dies and then added a blue die cut layer using the next die up in the same die set. Then I added a shear bow and some pearls.
Let's take another look at the four different watercolor techniques.
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