Stamping With Twinkling H2Os

Saturday, May 25, 2013

 
 
I hope you can see a little bit of the twinkle.
In person they really shimmer!
 

 
 

 
Have you used Twinkling H2Os?
I hadn't until recently.  They are little pots of watercolor paints that have mica
 in them to make them shimmer.
The color in the pots is dry and there are several ways to activate them.
You can spray water directly into the pots or 
you can spray water onto a craft sheet and wet your brush.  
For my card,  I wet my brush and then went into the pots.
I wanted to activate the colors, but not water them down too much because instead of painting directly onto the paper I wanted to stamp with them. This works best if the color is a paste consistency.  I painted the color onto my stamp, spritzed the stamp with water from about 6 inches away, and then stamped onto my die cuts.
For my background I wanted a more subtle wash of color so I sprayed water directly into the pot and let it sit a few minutes.
After everything was dry, I went back in with a fine liner pen.  I wanted to give the feeling of drawn images that had been painted in with watercolor rather than stamped.

 
Enjoy the hop!
I can't wait to see what you've come up with
 with all of those pretty color palettes to choose from.



Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: PTI Happy Trails and Rosie Posie
Ink: Memento Black
Dies: PTI Rosie Posie
Other: Twinkling H2Os, Fine Liner Pen

44 comments :

  1. beautiful card. the twinkling water gives a fabulous effect- Irma

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  2. So pretty, Kara! An amazing result with an interesting technique! I've never used Twinkling H2Os, but you have me intrigued!

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  3. Hi Kara
    This card is gorgeous. I love the image and the colours. Em x
    p.s I am having a little giveaway over on my blog if you wish to join in =)

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  4. This is a beauty Kara.Love the doodled outline.

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  5. Gorgeous, Kara. Love the squiggly lines around the border.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous Kara! Love the spectrum of colors!

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  7. wow, wow, wow! this is so lovely! i love the effect with the pen outline!

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  8. Kara, so pretty. I have some H2O that I have only used a couple of times that I need to take out. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Oh, Kara, I actually gasped when I saw your card! It's gorgeous!!! I LOVE how you drew in the lines on the flowers -- absolutely fabulous!

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  10. Can't wait to give this technique a try. What fun, Kara! Great layout here!

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  11. Ohhhh! This is beautiful. Love the sparkle and colors!

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  12. What a lovely card Kara. Love the colors and the black outlines. What a neat idea.

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  13. Love the paints you used on these flowers! Gorgeous Kara!

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  14. Wow, Kara. This is simply amazing. I only have one color of H2O--I think I need more.

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  15. Absolutely stunning Kara - love the sparkle and subtle color, but my favorite detail is the black outline!

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  16. Stunning, amazing, gorgeous - previous commenters said it for me! Wow. Love the hand-drawn effect you created.

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  17. Wonderful! What a fun and beautiful new face you've given to Rosie Posie - totally unexpected and it really works beautifully!

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  18. so, beautiful!! i love your use of the twinkles!! i love your palette...great job on the challenge!

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  19. This is just gorgeous Kara. I love how you went back in with the pen! Plus you gave me a bonus in reminding me that I still have some of these little pots lying around somewhere, and I now need to hunt them out.

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  20. Kara, you did a great job making this look "sketchy"! It gives it such a wonderful hand-drawn quality! Love it!

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  21. Gorgeous! Love, love, love the your pen detailing!

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  22. Oh I just love this Kara! Love the pen frame and the water colored flowers! :)Beautiful card!

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  23. Everything about this is SO creative.... The way you made them look like sketches, the grouping that reflects the bouquet, and your color washed background. I love it!!

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  24. love how this turned out! great card

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  25. This is beautiful Kara! I just started playing with Twinkling H2O's in the last week or so. I love them!!I usually use my aqua brush and squeeze a couple drops into the pots and mix then paint. I didn't know you could stamp with them that way, I'll have to try it!!

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  26. A very beautiful card. The twinkling H20's really look great stamped.

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  27. I've never seen this technique, but it really is stunning. The water colour effect and the drawn lines around the edges definitely give this an artistic flair!!

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  28. Totally knocked my socks off. I love how you used a pen to make it look hand-drawn. Definitely one of my favorites today!!!

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  29. Wow! This is so creative and different; I love how you outlined the flowers freehand, echoing the sentiment script. And the wavy panel is very cool too.

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  30. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful card! I have some H2Os I've barely touched and I just may pull those out again. Great technique!

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  31. What a pretty watercolor look you've achieved here, Kara! I've seen these mentioned and used several times but didn't know exactly what they were...so glad you explained...they sound like fun, and the card turned out lovely with them.

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  32. Beautiful effects with the Twinkling H2O's. I have a drawer full of these lovelies and totally forgot I had them. Your post inspires me to dig them out when I next have play-time. Thanks Kara!

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  33. Wow!..must give these paints a try!

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  34. Great watercolor effect! Your hand-drawn outlines are amazing!

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  35. Gorgeous watercoloured flowers Kara!

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  36. Beautiful card, Kara! I just love how the pretty water-colored flowers look hand drawn! Have a great weekend :)

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  37. AMAZING card Kara! Looks like a little watercolor painting!!

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  38. You definitely achieved a hand drawn look! Fabulous!

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  39. So yummy, Kara! I love my Twinklings and totally forget I even have them. I'm bookmarking this for inspiration! Thank you!!

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