Thursday, 13 July 2017

Watercolour Wishes| ft. Gansai Tambi Watercolour Paints


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

It's summer here, and boy is it ever summer. We typically don't get super hot during this time of year, but this year it has been crazy. Today, I thought I would share a card that captured the season both in image and in palette. Also, I wanted to try out some new watercolours that have been sitting on my desk staring at me for the last little bit.


To begin, I prepped a piece of Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolour paper with my powder tool. I then stamped an image from Clearly Besotted's "Fresh Flowers" using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with white detail embossing powder.

I then used my Gansai Tambi watercolours to colour the image. I have seen dozens of videos using these paints and listened to everyone rave about them; so naturally I just had to try them. I have the 12 colour palette - so incredibly basic. I'll be doing a review of these in the near future.

I then used the White Gold from Gansai Tambi "Starry Colors" to create a shimmer over the petals, sadly the camera doesn't pick that up any more than it picks up the Wink of Stella.

After everything was completely dry I used a piece of natural twine to create a simple bow and glued that in place with some Multi Medium Matte by Ranger - I wanted to make sure this wasn't going anywhere.

The greeting is stamped from Clearly Besotted's "Beautiful Friend" set with Lawn Fawn's Black Licorice ink using the MISTI. I'm terrible at lining up sentiments so the MISTI has become invaluable to me. It is literally worth every single penny.

To finish it off, I covered the back with extra strong adhesive and mounted it on a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't all ready, don't forget to follow me over on the right sidebar so you don't miss out on any future posts. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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