Hi everyone, Tammy here today to share a fun technique that gives you a watercolor result, and allows you to use your stencils like a stamp!
TCW provided me with some amazing goodies to play with, however the art and opinions are mine.
I begin by gathering my supplies. For this I used Stencil Butters, so grab your fave colors, and I also used TCW9025 plastic palette knife, a plastic bag or large old packaging, a water spray bottle, and TCW9079 6×6 Folded Card.
I selected Stencil Butters in TCW9065 Fuchsia and TCW9067 Gamboge, and using the palette knife, I swiped them onto my plastic bag. I scattered them as I wanted a trio of colors – pink, yellow and orange when they mixed together.
I then sprayed them with some water, and using a brush, I blended them together a little, creating a gorgeous watercolor effect.
I then selected stencil TCW981 Hawthorn Flowers and placed this into the paint/butter, with the top side down.
Next I gently lift, and place it onto my card, with the paint facing downwards (see just like a giant stamp!). I made sure some of this was coming off the card as I felt this would give a more artsy feel.
Now gently pull it up….. Look at that magic! I love the ombre effect that comes from blending the stencil butters.
Imagine the possibilities!!
Whilst I still had some leftover paint, I flicked some onto the card to go with the watercolor effect. This also hides any wayward blobs!!
Whilst this is drying, we are going to create some leaves to add to this card.
I then repeated the above process, and focused on that leaf at the very top edge. I then placed it in a few places to create clusters of leaves.
I had so much fun, I thought I’d create another one.
Now to add the finishing touches. For this I grabbed Stamp TCW2201 Sending Love and used both the ‘Hello’ and the ‘Sending Love’ sentiments.
I stamped them onto the cards and then using a paint pen, added a border and a few scribbles.
Here’s the finished results…..
Two gorgeous cards when you feel like getting a bit messy, but don’t have a lot of time!
Love and color,
Tammy Klingner – Design Team Member for TCW