Monday, March 17, 2014

Project of the Week from Repeat Impresssions

Wendy owner of Repeat Impressions asked me to do a Project of the Week and I jumped at the opportunity.    I have a confession - I do not color very well (that's a understatement).  But I've found a way to achieve coloring that suits me - it's watercoloring - because I don't have to be exact and I can color outside the lines and it's ok!

So my Project of the Week is watercoloring with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  These inks have a translucent quality that is perfect for watercoloring - but they are in pads - so today I'll show you how you can use Distress Inks to obtain the results you want.

Here are the supplies we are going to use:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Heat Gun
Black Embossing powder
Water color paper (found these on clearance at HL - yeah!)
Stamp called Bass Harbor large  (one of my favorite places in Maine)
Sentiment stamp called Maine - the way life should be
Water paint brush
acrylic block

Stamp image onto the textured side of watercolor paper with Staz-on black ink, cover with black embossing powder, shaking off excess and heat set
Spray water on block and mix with Distress Ink gathered on water brush.
Start with lighter colors, mixing colors as needed
Mat with light blue and dark blue (colors of Maine!)

Here is my card.  This card took less than 20 minutes - because I don't have to be exact in coloring. Quick and Easy!

Be sure to check out the other Rock Star Designers' projects each week. Remember  Repeat Impressions has a challenge every week that you can join in and have a chance to win some fabulous prizes. You can find the challenges every Wednesday at The House That Stamps Built. We love to see what you create.

Thank you for looking at my card - have a HAPPY stamping day!

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