Make It Monday: Faux Watercolor Technique

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


This week's MIM is a faux watercolor technique using dye inks.  I stamped my dragonflies in white and the went over the ink with my aqua pen.  The I decided to use my pen and pick up ink directly from the ink pad and 'paint' the color onto the stamped image.  It was so simple and the effect is so soft and mimics the beautiful, translucent look of real wings.


Going on a date with my honey tonight! 



Cardstock: PTI White, Kraft
Stamps: PTI Happy Trails
Ink: Memento Black, Color Box Frost White, Sky Blue, Spring Moss, Pink
Other: Rhinestones, Sweet Blush Ribbon

10 comments :

  1. So pretty, Kara. I love the added watercolor effect. It really does look like the translucent wings of a dragonfly. Have fun tonight!!

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  2. Happy date night! And I love your card - the effect is so lovely.

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  3. A beautiful card. So soft & feminine. Enjoy your date.

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  4. The watercolor look is so soft and pretty on the dragonfly wings. Beautifully done!

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  5. Really pretty. I love the sentiment also. I hope you and your hubby had a great date night.

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  6. This is gorgeous! I love the soft effect. ;)

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  7. Your dragonflies are so pretty. Love the green you added. Great job!

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  8. Very pretty dragonfly card. Your bow is perfect!

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  9. So wonderfully Zen. I just love the colors and the delicate stamp placements. So well done.

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  10. WOW - this is FABULOUS!!! LOVE your card! Have a nice week-end!!!

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