happy valentine's day | watercolour masking

14 February 2015

Hello and welcome to my blog. Happy Valentine's Day! I have a couple of cards to show today that I created using the masked watercolour hearts technique shown by Kristina Werner recently.

This technique uses Distress Inks but I am sure you could try it with re-inkers but you will not get the *watermark* effect as shown here. This is because Distress Inks are designed to reactivate each time water is added.

Here is the first card ~

By using the Drawing Gum/Liquid Fisket you can create a strong outline for the watercolouring. If you haven't any Drawing Gum you could try just wetting the paper where you will apply the ink and this will produce a more softer effect.

I drew a heart using one of the Heart Collection Framelits and my sentiment comes from the Toi plus Moi stamp set from Stampin' Up!, which you can also get in English here and the sentiment reads *you're sweet*. My sentiment translates as *you make me melt*, which I just love.

Here is a close up ~

I have used clear embossing powder over the top of my black ink to really make the sentiment stand out.

My second card uses a sentiment from Neat & Tangled ~

This one uses more traditional Valentine colours, but I also like the rainbow effect on the first card. 

Here are both cards together, which one is your favourite?

Have a great weekend. We are all off work and school next week so I will be spending some time with my family so the blog posts may be a little sparse and I apologise in advance!

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  1. Very pretty cards!! love the water colours and that drawing gum sounds intriguing ;)

  2. So beautiful. You're very talented. Michelle t


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