Sunday, May 5, 2019

Watercolor Stenciling with Dies - Pinkfresh Studio Video

Good morning! Today is my day on the Pinkfresh YouTube Channel with a video creating several cards using a wet-on-wet watercolor technique with some Pinkfresh Studio Dies used as stencils and paired up with beautiful Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolors! The video really does show it best - but I always like to post the photos all here as well. 

So I hope you'll pop over and view the video HERE, and then enjoy more details - and LOTS of photos - below!

The first card on the left I used Lovely Frames Die as my stencil, misted it with water, then dropped my color into the wet areas and let the color flow with an almost marbled look - love this so much! For this one I used Sky Blue, Lavender, and a touch of Sapphire.

The second card on the right I used the negative from the Sweet Lemonade Coordinating Dies and the same technique of misting - but this time it was a larger area and I only used Sky Blue and Aquamarine for a touch of deeper shading.

Once it dried, I layered on another die cut Lovely Frames Die. I wanted to use gold glitter cardstock, but didn't have any pieces large enough it turned out! So had to settle for some white glitter cardstock. I added a Everyday Musings Layered Sticker and a few enamel dots to finish it off.

Because my first go at filming got messed up and didn't record, I ended up with two backgrounds - so of course I had to turn them both into a card! The first one had a bit more of the Sapphire watercolor in it, so it had a slightly bolder color. I finished it the same, just switched out the colors for the sticker and enamel dots.

The second card I came in and stamped a sentiment over the top using Scripted Bold Sentiments 1, and an add on sentiment from My Favorite Things to Say. I also added some splatters to finish off the watercolor effect.

And, as with the previous card, I had to film this one again, so I also had two of these backgrounds! The fun thing is that you can see how these look different every single time! Since you are relying on the water to move the color, it is a fun surprise each time. I added a sentiment to this one with Scripted Bold Sentiments 2 and again an additional sentiment with My Favorite Things to Say. After filming, I did add a simple black outline around the panel with a ruler and black pen - just felt like they needed a finishing touch.

So what do you think? Which style  do you like - and are you going to try this technique? a bonus...I had made several backgrounds with different colors when I was testing out this technique. I shared them in the video - and how the amount of water you added affected the finished results. But once I finished the video, I couldn't let them go to waste! So I layed my Lovely Frames Die over each one, die cut them, die cut that frame with black as well, then pieced them all together like mosaics with the bright bold colors!

The red pieces used Bubble Gum, Clementine, and Candy Apple watercolors - and the green ones combined Key Lime, Aquamarine, and Emerald City. The blue/purple ones were the same color combo as the cards above.

Each piece was adhered with foam adhesive for some great dimension, and then I added sentiments to all of them using My Favorite Things to Say!

And finally...I couldn't even resist using the pieces cut out with Lovely Frames dies from these! I loved the messy effect with just a touch of color on the edges, so I layered them all together, trimmed a bit off the outer edges so it fit better on my card front, and layered it up with a sentiment combining a die cut word from Essentials: Classic Words Die Set and an additional stamped sentiment from Abstract Builder.

So in the end - I ended up with a grand total of TEN cards from this video! And pretty much was able to use all my leftovers...although I may have a LOT of the inside frames from Lovely Frames to use in the future for sentiments and things!

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