Hey friends....it's Michelle back with you sharing a watercoloured bouquet with you. Do you have colouring mediums that just sit in your craft room seriously neglected?? ? Do you always tend to reach for the same medium over and over again?? I've had these Karin markers sitting there completely unused now for 1.5 years, so I felt like this was the perfect chance to bring them out.
I started by making my background. I took a light grey distress ink pad and swiped it left to right on a piece of watercolour paper, not really concerned about getting an even coverage. I then took a wide flat paintbrush, wet it and started to move the ink that was swiped on the paper. I tried to make sure to achieve an ombre effect....darker to lighter on the paper. Once I was happy with it, I set it aside to dry.
Next I stamped and heat embossed the flower bouquet from the Thanks Bunches stamp set using black embossing powder from WOW! embossing. By heat embossing your image, it helps to keep the watercolour in the lines. Next I took each Karin brushmarker and added just the smallest amount of colour to each of the images. Water was then added to pull out that ink and to help it move. Once it dried, more ink was added to add that to add some layers to them. Once they were dry, the image was cut out using the coordinating die.
Gold ink splatters were added to the background and gold and white splatters added to the die cut bouquet. I temporarily placed on the background so I could add the sentiment before adhering the bouquet, so to make sure it wouldn't interfere with the sentiment. Can I tell you a little secret??? The smaller sentiment that is popped up, wasn't supposed to be. I had a bit of an oopsie making it.....I stamped it upside down lol.. We had a good laugh at that. So I found a slightly larger sub-sentiment, stamped it and cut it out and it covered perfectly. And noone is any wiser...except for all of you now lol
The bouquet was popped up on the background and it was added to an A2 cardbase. And as always the finishing touch of some Meraki Sparkle Magic Crystal was added. I love how soft this turned out! I think I definitely need to pick up these markers more often...they are so easy to use and it turns out so beautiful!
I hope that you have enjoyed my post for today and that I help to inspire you some way. Grab all of those neglected supplies and give them some love....you may just find a new favourite supply! I wish you all the most wonderful and crafty day and until next time,