Monday 18 December 2017

Twinkling Wishes | ft. Technique Tuesday "Butterflies" and Twinkling H2O Watercolours

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

Yesterday, I reviewed the Luminarte Twinkling H2O shimmering watercolour paints, and briefly showed a panel where I used them to colour butterflies. Today I want to share the completed card that I created for that review.

To begin, I prepped a piece of 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock with my powder tool and stamped the middle and smallest butterflies from Technique Tuesday using VersaMark ink, I then heat embossed them with sticky embossing powder by Ranger.

I have found that the trick to using the sticky embossing powder is to remove the heat as soon as it's melted. If you leave the heat on too long the embossing powder seems to cook and then it won't be sticky.

I then used Nuvo Gilding Flakes in gold to get the outlines of the butterflies.

I used my Distress sprayer to spritz water into my Luminarte Twinkling H2O pots to get them activated. With a light hand I added water to the wing then dropped in the darker colour near the base, and the lighter colour near the tips and blended them together.

I did one wing at a time, because I failed to use watercolour paper for this panel. Had I done more than one wing, the water would have just seeped in and then dried before the paint could be added and the blending wouldn't have been as awesome. I mentioned in the review post that it was very late when I decided to make this panel and honestly I just wasn't thinking. I definitely recommend watercolour paper for use with these paints.

Once all the butterflies were painted and dried, I prepped the lower right corner with my powder tool again and stamped the greeting from CTMH "Sending Smiles" with the VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

I then covered the back of the panel completely with strong two-way tape and adhered it to the front of my standard A2 sized black card base. There was quite a bit of warping from the watercolouring, so even with the entire back covered in adhesive, I still had some lifting. Nothing too bad though. One more reason to use the right kind of paper with this medium.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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