Saturday, August 20, 2016
Blessings to You
I recently picked up the Art Impressions Blessings to You Tri-fold stamp and die set. I so thought this tiny little bunny was adorable so I gave it a try stamping and die cutting using the instructions provided with the set. The following (picture heavy!) post is my effort to share with varying success the results. I hope you brought an afternoon cocktail (or a morning coffee) with you because there is lots to see.
After watercoloring the images with my Mission Gold watercolors, I used my Wink of Stella to add a bit of shimmer to each of the flowers. I tried different color combinations and color intensities in an effort to learn a little more about watercoloring. I'm no expert, but maybe an inspiration that even a non-expert can create a beautiful finish with a little effort. If you haven't tried watercoloring, let me encourage you. I didn't think I could do it either and look....
Each card was made using Strathmore Bristol paper. This paper is good when you are only using small amounts of water for the watercoloring. I have to stop and come back after the image was dry often, but the paper never pilled or lost it's integrity.
I used various patterned papers from the stash to create interest on the opposing panels as you open the card. This was a fantastic way to finish the cards. In the end, I made eight of these cards and haven't yet decided what I'll do with them.
Wow - you made it to the end. I hope you are inspired by my lovlies. I thoroughly enjoyed making them and actually want an excuse to use or gift them away so I can try a different technique out with this stamp and die set. If you haven't used the Art Impressions stamps - they are a dream to stamp with. The instructions are easy to follow and helpful in creating your project. I'd recommend give it a try!