I have really enjoying adding ink to paper using the watercoloring technique. Using the Stampin’ Up stamp, Vivid Vases, and the new Basic Black Archival ink (which is water resistant), I was able to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) this card from Linda Gutierrez from her ‘Stamping Year Round’ blog.
To add dimension to the card, once it was watercolored and allowed to dry, Crystal Effects was added to the top of the vases and the flowers. There are a couple of air bubbles in my example which I have left as is to show what happens if you don’t pop the bubbles with a pin as you are applying the Crystal Effects. I will remember this for next time!
Rather than mess up my ink pads, I choose to gently tap a section of a stamping block onto the pad and use this as my colour palette. As well as keeping my ink pads clean, I was able to add several colours at the same time.
My niece is an amazingly creative young lady, and did a fabulous job with her version of the Vivid Vases card. She chose to only place the Crystal Effects to the right of the vases, adding extra light to one side and thus enhancing the shading to the left.