If you haven’t tried an emboss resist background card, you will be after you see today’s card! Such a simple technique with gorgeous results! You’ll be able to pat yourself on the back and hang up your artist in residence shingle right away!
Here’s why I love to see this art technique on cards.
Do you agree?
Here I’ve stamped it onto Fluid 100 Watercolour paper with Versamark ink and embossed it with White embossing powder and my Heat Tool.
Once it was dry, then the magic started! Let me give you some tips so you can make your own.
Emboss Resist Background Card
Use a Stamparatus
Since watercolour paper is a little bumpy, to get a great stamped impression, use a stamp positioner like the Stamparatus. This way you can ink and stamp as many times as you need to to get a full image.
Then remove your paper from the Stamparatus and sprinkle it with white embossing powder.
Heat It Up
Be sure to fully heat the embossing powder so there are no “uncooked” spots. I show you exactly how in this video.
Use Lots of Water
When it comes time to watercolour, water really is your best friend.
For this card, I spritzed it all over with clear water first with my Stampin’ Spritzer. Then I used my flat Water Painter brush to move the water around and make sure the entire piece of paper was covered.
Less Is More
Next I added small drops of ink refill onto an acrylic block and picked up tiny bits of colour with the large pointed brush and dabbed it where I wanted it to go. I started with colouring the sunflowers.
Then I used the large flat brush to pick up some colour and brushed it onto the other areas.
I found I needed to spritz my paper a couple times so it stayed quite wet as I was applying the colour.
Important! Make sure you leave your art piece to dry a good long while before attaching it with liquid glue to the card.
I love the mix of dark and light colours in the flower petals.
One of the things about watercolour is you want to avoid perfection!
What do I mean by that?
The charming part of this kind of art is you’ll never get two watercolour papers the same. Try to just go with the flow and don’t overwork your paper.
Try Emboss Resist and Watercolour
If you’d like to learn a few more easy watercolour techniques, you might like to give my Watercolour Backgrounds for Card Makers Online Class a try. It’s an inexpensive and non-intimidating way to try out 5 different techniques, including one a lot like this one!
Here are the supplies I used on today’s card.Supplies
See You Soon
It’s been fun sharing my tips for creating a lovely watercolour card like this one. Be sure to drop by to see what techniques and tips I’ll be sharing with you in my next blog!
I’d love to hear you gave this emboss resist background card a try – drop me a line anytime at [email protected] and let me know how you like playing with it!