• Sharni Haines

Watercolour Technique with Over the Moon

Hello lovelies, Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful ladies! I hope you had a wonderful day and got a little bit spoilt because we so deserve it!

I have just finished my third Cow Card and I am feeling a little 'Over the Moon' about them!! To create the background is not a new thing, but I got a few queries on how I actually did it and thought maybe some of you might like to know too?



I cut out rectangles from the Stitched Rectangle Dies using the Shimmery White Paper (this is a little more water resistant than normal cardstock).




Using my Aqua Painter, I wet down the whole piece of paper first. As you can see, it will distort and bow up a little.




I pressed my chosen ink colours (Purple Posy - new incolour & Highland Heather) onto a clean, blank Stamp Base and picked up some colour on my brush and proceeded to paint and mix the shades of ink onto my wet paper.




Once I was happy with the amount of colour on the paper, I dried it off with the Heat Embossing Tool. You can also just let it dry naturally. The paper is still a little distorted, sometimes when it's really bad, I give it a light iron between some brown paper to help flatten it out once I am finished.




Now for the fun stuff! Using the tip of the brush and the lid, I flick water onto the DRIED paper. First I added a little of the left over ink to my brush and got some darker little speckles of purple, then cleaned my brush and added bigger droplets of just water.




This is the result before I dried the paper once again.




You can see the end result after the paper has totally dried. You will never get the same effect twice! I have also coloured the cow in with Blends and mounted her on Dimensionals ready to add to the card.




Here is the finished card.




The same technique was used for the other two cards, for this back ground I used Pacific Point, Balmy Blue & Bermuda Bay.




A picture showing you where I put my inks on the Stamp Base. Because they are water based, they just clean up with a tissue or under the tap.




I love using this technique because it gives a unique background every time and can make it such a fun card to create. I used Pear Pizzazz,Granny Apple Green & Shaded Spruce for the green background.




Now one thing I haven't mentioned is what about these super cute cows? They are in the new Catalogue and will be available from the 4th June - so keep your eye out for them and even add to your wish list if you like. If you are one of my valued customers, I have your new Catalogue waiting here for you...or I may have posted it already to you.


The very last thing I wanted to show you was if you look closely at the stamp image of the cow on the cover of the stamp case and the one I have on my completed card...the legs are in a different position. This is because the card cow had a little bit of surgery and now her legs are in a jumping position! I simply cut them off and tail too and repositioned them! She assured me there was no pain whatsoever!


Also, I can't wait for my Catalogue launch Party coming up this June - Saturday 22 & Sunday 23. I will be showcasing some of my favourite new products and we will be creating some beautiful cards and a fun 3D item ( I wonder what it will be?) There will be door prizes, a goody bag packed with gifts and new product samples and a festive party lunch. Sunday is fully booked, but I still have some room for Saturday. Book it in. Love to see you. x


That's all for now, thank you for visiting enjoy your day

Loves and hugs,

Sharni .x


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