Friday, May 15, 2009

Floating Reinker Watercolor Technique

There is beautiful technique that makes the gorgeous watercolor roses that you can learn by clicking here.  I loved the idea and decided to try the same concept to create a background and I like the results.
I randomly stamped the flowers (SU Infinite Goodness) with Brocade Blue pigment ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Then I sprayed the paper with a mist of water until it was really wet.   I used a wet watercolor brush to pick up a drop of reinker and apply it to the flowers, letting it spread out a little bit.  I sprayed it a little more after applying the color to make the color bleed a little more.  I used SU bashful blue and barely banana reinkers for the color. 
 When it was dry, I layered it with the same colors of cardstock, added some ribbon, pins and brass butterfly charm.
And here's the inside.

I like this technique and I think it can be used in so many ways.  The roses in the tutorial linked above are gorgeous and I may just have to get that stamp now that I've seen it!  

1 comment:

Patty Bennett said...

Thanks for the "link" :) Love what you did with the idea!! Patty