Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tidings of Joy

I hope you enjoyed this holiday weekend as much as I did.  But, it sure makes it hard to have to go back to work tomorrow, huh!  I relaxed, spent time with hubby and the cats, and stamped!  I managed to get some of those things off my "to do" list and it felt good.  One of them was to play with the Tidings of Joy stamp and watercolor.  I love to watercolor because for me, it is so relaxing.  Only problem is I really lose track of time!  This is what I did . . . . 


I did use several different methods of watercoloring but my favorite was markers and blender pen with watercolor paper.  This is how I did the close up above.  What I did was stamp the image onto Watercolor Paper with Craft Basic Black ink and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.  To color in the image, I used the brush end of the marker and outlined the inside of area of the image, then took the Blender Pen and spread the image around towards the middle in a circular motion.  You need to do this in small sections so the marker doesn't dry completely before you can blend it. This image is so perfect to watercolor because it is just the right size, not too big and not too small ... it is "JUST RIGHT" (the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is going through my head).  

Below is the information on the stamp set . . .

Come back tomorrow and see what I did with leftover Silver Glimmer Paper from cutting out the Snowflake #2 die!!!!


Happy Stamping,
Phyllis

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