Happy Wishes and Watercolor Wash

Jan 16, 2020Birthday Cards5 comments

Happy Wishes and Watercolor Wash

Jan 16, 2020Birthday Cards5 comments

I saved hundreds last year because I don’t do this anymore…

Hmmm. What could it be? Well, I’ll let you know – it’s something that I used to buy a lot of, but haven’t bought in over a year. If you guessed “patterned paper”, you’d be right! I’ve had such a great time discovering different ways to use ink, stamps and paper to create my own custom backgrounds, that I don’t even have the urge to dip into the patterned stuff anymore. Good thing, too! I used to get a pack of paper and use less than half of it before growing tired of it. I had such a huge collection. It’s all gone now! Either sold off, or given away…

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Say hello to Tsukineko

I’m so excited to be on the Imagine Crafts design team this year! Imagine is a company out of Washington (state) that is the US distributor for Tsukineko inks. If you have a VersaMark embossing pad or a Memento Tuxedo Black, or even a VersaFine or VersaFine Clair ink pad – those are Tsukineko! There is a WHOLE world of Tsukineko inks that I’ll be working with this year as an Artist In Residence, or AIR.

Today’s project features MementoLUXE – a versatile, fade-resistant pigment ink for paper,
fabric, wood, and leather. It’s even permanent on fabrics when heat-set! Today, I’m using the ink as a watercolor wash!  I’ll be adding in two other inks to finish off the proejct – Delicata and VersaFine Clair.

Love the look of a watercolor wash? Check out this other wash project I did recently using dye inks.

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Project Tutorial Video

Today’s project tutorial is a full start-to-finish process video, hosted on the Imagine Crafts YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Let’s Wash!

Watercolor wash backgrounds are probably one of the easiest ways to create a custom background panel. As you can see, you can use inks you already have and experiment with adding water to see what kinds of wash results you can achieve. Once you give it a try, you’ll want to do it all the time!

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