Saturday, February 25, 2017

White Wash Technique

Hi there!
Today I have another card using the  new stamp set Teacup Pansies
from the February release.


I did a technique called 'white wash'.
I die cut a circle using Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched circle,
then stamped the image with Versamark,
then embossed with White Detail embossing powder.



Next I used a acrylic stamp block that had white craft ink applied to it
(the refills work best/perfect), then lightly spritzed with water.


Using a water brush, paint the white ink on to the parts of your image
you want to add color.


Gather your supply of ink colors you want to work with
(I used Melon Mambo, Gumball Green, and Perfect Plum)
Apply your first color of ink either to the lid of your stamp pad like I did, 
or to your craft mat.  


Using your water brush start adding color.


Just keep adding color until you are satisfied with the look.


Here is a close up of the finished coloring.


Once I had the coloring done, I die cut a background using
a Cheery Lynn Designs French Lattice Small Frame die..
I applied Super Adhesive Sheets (sticky on both sides) to a card stock base,
added the die cut frame,
then sprinkled Pinkerbell glitter on the entire piece
using my 'finger tool' (as we like to call it) to burnish it in.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark
then embossed with Coffee embossing powder.
I hope you will give this a try as it is really fun and rewarding when finished.
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Make sure and stop by tomorrow as I have another SNS project to share with you!

7 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

That's beautiful! Loving your painting!

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning!! I love how you painted the flowers!! The sparkle is amazing!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sherri said...

Gorgeous coloring! Love the contrast between that and the Kraft paper! Great card!

Leslie Miller said...

I love the whitewashed look! I would never have thought to watercolor on kraft, but with the little bit required with the whitewash technique, I see how it works. Love the idea! Such a gorgeous sparkly background, too!

Darlene said...

WOW! I don't think I've ever done this technique! Interesting and looks FABULOUS! SO SO pretty! Thanks! Now I can add yet another thing to my ToDo List lol ...

Terri's Cards N' More said...

What a great technique, Diane! Your card is gorgeous.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

This is so fun! I love how you colored white over khaki and colored over the white. Cool idea! Beautiful!