Jennifer McGuire calls it distress ink lifting and Kelly Latevola calls it watercolor bleaching – and I call it lots of fun!!
Both techniques add color back to the image – Jennifer uses more distress ink and Kelly used Copics and I basically followed her technique. Either way you can get a lovely tone on tone look which is our challenge for May.
I cut a piece of watercolor paper to 4×6 and stamped the flower from the April Hero Arts My Monthly Kit with Versamark. I heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder and then masked it to stamp the leaves. Then I sponged spun sugar and abandoned coral distress ink over the whole piece. Now came the fun part – removing the color from the flower and leaves with a small brush and water. I used Copics to shade around the flower and to add a bit of color back into the flower and leaves. The sentiment (also from the HA kit) was stamped in Hero Arts black ink(masked off the “wishing” from the stamp) and then added the “wishing” die cut. Finally I die cut the piece with the frame die – popped up the frame part with foam tape on a white card base and put the center back, added a few sequins – and done!
This is just such a gorgeous flower stamp set – maybe if lots of people who didn’t get this kit before it sold out whine and cry and stamp their feet, HA might reissue it. The sentiments in the set are great too. Worth a try:-)
There is still time to enter our challenge this month – click on the icon on the upper right of this post or also here. Gina K Designs has a great prize for the winner!
Thanks for stopping by today and have some fun creating a tone on tone card!!