Thursday, May 19, 2016

Technique: Watercolor Resist and Balloon Celebration

Resist techniques (when you use something that "resists" the ink) are always fun, so why not add in watercoloring??? The key to making this technique work is the MISTI. It allows you to overstamp your images several times, to make sure the Versamark attracts enough embossing powder. Watercolor paper by nature is rough, so it would be difficult to accomplish this without being able to re-stamp.

Using the MISTI, stamp the images 3 times with Versamark, then emboss with Clear Embossing Powder. Let cool.

Tape all 4 sides of your watercolor paper to a watercolor board. Use a wide brush to apply a light coat of water to the watercolor paper. If you don’t want the color to extend clear to the edges, leave a slight dry border.

Using a wet Aquapainter, dip into ink (start with Curry and work darker, to Cucumber Crush and Bermuda Bay) and touch to wet areas on WC paper. Keep adding till you get the blend you want. Allow to dry.

After Watercolor panel is dry, use black fine-tip pen to draw borders and balloon strings.

Here are a few different samples--all made by me, and all using the same technique. Each one will be different!


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