Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: Totally Techniques: Water Coloring

Friday, March 25, 2016

Totally Techniques: Water Coloring

Good morning stampers!

This month's technique is called Watercoloring Technique! It's a really fun and you are going to see some really beautiful cards from the Totally Techniques Design Team!

Water Coloring Technique

Well, I'm not master at this, but I try and am getting better! But I do love the Color Combo I ended up with - Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Basic Gray.

I am much more comfortable with the Blender Pen, which I used for the stem and leaves.  However, I did use the Aqua Painter on the flower, lightly coloring the flower in a light shade of Calypso Coral; then re-applying darker towards the center of the flower.

If you're a Stamping and Blogging Member, Sandi MacIver has a ton of different water coloring video techniques to show you.... step by step...and they are WOW!!!

To make this card:
  1. I stamped the Floral image with Staz-On Black ink.
  2. Then colored with the Aqua Painter and Calypso Coral.  First lightly covering the flower in a lighter shade of Calypso Coral. Then apply more and more to the center of the flower for a darker look.
  3. Using the Blender Pend, the center is Crushed Curry but gets covered by Rhinestones!  The Stem is in Mint Macaron.
  4. I also used the Aqua Painter and Mint Macaron to lightly shade around the stamped floral image, but intentionally letting you see the brush strokes.
  5. Then stamped with the background stamp in the You've Got This stamp set around the edges fo the focal panel, again using Mint Macaron.
  6. Matted the focal panel in Basic Gray.
  7. Stamped the greeting and matted with Basic Gray.
  8. On the Card Base, which is Basic Gray, I adhered a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper in gray....it matched perfectly with the softness of the card.

Stampin' Up! Products Used

Stamp Set
  • You've Got This
  • Whisper White
  • Basic Gray
  • Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 2016)
  • Mint Macaron
  • Calypso Coral
  • Crushed Curry
  • StazOn Black
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Basic Rhinestone Jewels
  • Watermelon Wonder 1" Stitched Satin Ribbon 
  • Aqua Painter
  • Blender Pen

Totally Techniques Design Team

Let's go check out more masterpieces!  Whooo-hooo!!! Enjoy!

Sandi MacIver
Patrice Halliday-Larsen
Amy Koenders
Lee Conrey
Shelagh Freemantle
Marine Wiplier 
Erna Logtenberg
Heather Wright-Porto -- you are here -- Thanks for visiting me!

Shannean Moncrieff
Nadine Weiner
Alison Solven

The next blog on this totally awesome, Totally Techniques blog hop is Shannean Moncrieff!

Want to learn more techniques?

Then join us every month for Totally Techniques blog hop!  This month is Water Coloring!  The Floating Re-Inker Technique is a type of water coloring that Sandi shows off!  Oh it's beautiful and the the March 2016 Card Class!

Come join us today


stampwithamyk said...

So pretty Heather! Great colors and your watercoloring looks fantastic!

Sandi MacIver said...

beautiful job Heather, I love that stamp, and your water coloring is perfect.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

I just love this stamp set Heather. Amazing job of framing it out like you did. Love!!

stampingshanni said...

Wonderful colour combination Heather! And ingenious background colouring too. A terrific card to highlight this technique. . . Lovely

Shelagh Freemantle said...

I love how you framed the beautiful flower. Great job on the watercoloring!!!

Heather Wright-Porto said...

Thanks so much ladies!!!
Your comments truly mean a lot to me -- thank you -- have a wonderful weekend :D

Unknown said...

Nice to see we've choosen the same flower AND sentiment :-))) Your card is beautiful!! xx

Patrice said...

Fabulous card my friend :-) really love the color combination.

Nadine said...

Your card and your watercoloring are just perfect!

Marine said...

What a gorgeous card ! Congrats Heather !