Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Distress ink watercolor + glitter flower card.

For today's Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a glitter flower card using distress ink watercolor.

Sentiment:  Holding you in my thoughts and hoping you are doing OK.

For this card, I made a color palette from distress ink.  I used one reinker and four distress ink pads for distress ink watercolor.  I love how it turned out.  With the addition of the glitter, this card sparkles beautifully.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Distress Ink Watercolor + Glitter Flower Card
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Begin by pre-stamping onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.
Mist water onto a craft mat if you are mixing from reinker drops.
If using distress ink pads, add ink directly to a dry craft mat.  Then mix with water and a brush, one color at a time.
Pick up color by mixing a wet brush with ink to desired hue.  Apply color from light to dark.
Heat set between colors and layers.
I added two shades of each color for the flower and for the leaves.
For the darker layer, carefully apply color to the flower and the leaf creases, one color at a time.
Repeat the process for the leaves, drying between each color and layer.  Add a background color layer.
Dab tiny dots of glue for glitter.  Pour glitter over the glue areas and then tap away excess.  Dry and then assemble the card.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. My Sympathies; Ranger watercolor paper, archival ink, distress reinker in abandoned coral, distress ink pads in forest moss, bundled sage, spun sugar and tumbled glass; My Creative Time rectangular dies, MSC gold glitter, glue, heat tool.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

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