Snowflake Glow

Tuesday, 1 September 2020


It is Tuesday, a day I look forward to each week. It means it is time to make my card for Watercolour Wednesday, which I upload on Tuesday nights.

This Wednesday I am hosting the challenge, which is "Stamping with Watercolours". When I picked this challenge I had the plan of using my Altenew Stamp Set called Wildflower Garden, until I noticed that is the stamp set that Debby is using in her video. 

Change of plan, moving on to a favourite stamp of mine from Colorado Craft Company called Warm Wishes Snowflake. I considered a colourful card, then decided I wanted to keep it in blues. I picked two colours from my watercolours, the first being Daniel Smith in Phthalo Turquoise which I used for my base layer. 

I did not tape my paper down, which is Arches Cold Press, as I did not want white edges, so I wet the back and the front of my watercolour paper. I have a piece of marble on my desk which is what I work on, and the paper seals with the marble so there is no warping happening. In my Misti I painted the snowflake entirely with the Phthalo Turquoise and stamped on the very wet paper, and watched the water make magic. 

I love this colour for its transparency and lightfastness, which show on this card.

I have many blues so I did a testing piece and this colour reacted beautifully with the Phthalo Turquoise. hence it was my choice for the star.  

I allowed the piece to dry about half way then painted my stamp again with the Helio and stamped in the same place as the first stamping, getting only a slight bleed, which I liked. I added more paint to areas that I thought needed it. After cleaning my stamp again, I painted the stamp with my Nuvo Shimmering Midas Touch Pen, which is the gold you see. Some soaked in to the paper but you still see the shimmer and some of the shimmer sat on the paper, showing as gold. 

To finish up I put down some of the Midas Touch on my work surface and picked it up with my small paint brush adding splatters to the card panel. I then placed the piece inside my Misti and stamped the sentiment with embossing ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. At this point I also dried the rest of the panel being sure to dry the back and front as well, so as to not cause any warping. 

I attached the piece to fun foam using scor-pal tape, then attached it to a watercolour card base, then added a few sequins around the card.

I had great fun making this card and hope you too will give this technique a try. 

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