Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Deco foil transfer gel + foiling + watercolor card.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a card with opal shimmer.
I used distress ink for the flower watercolor.  And also, the background was created using deco foil transfer gel, foiling and a stencil.

Sentiment:  Congratulations

This card was made using two techniques which were combined for this elegant look

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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Deco Foil Transfer Gel + Foiling + Watercolor Card 
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Stamp the flowers onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.  Trim a separate cardstock panel for the background.
Apply distress ink pads to a craft mat.  Pick up color using water and a watercolor brush.
Apply color from lightest to darkest and then light again.  I heat set at the end of the watercolor this time.
Distress ink pads used:  bundled sage, spun sugar and Victorian velvet.
I fussy cut the flowers.  For background foiling, I used Opal deco foil, deco foil transfer gel, a stencil and a laminator.
Apply gel with a spatula and stencil.   Then remove and clean the stencil.  Dry the background gel to a tacky texture.
Apply the foil pretty side up over the dried gel panel and then run them through a preheated laminator.
Gently remove the foil sheet.  Adhere the card layers and embellish with the watercolor flowers and gems.

Here is another look.

Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Border of Magnolias and Special Wishes; Tim Holtz stencil, opal deco foil, deco foil transfer gel, mini Misti, spatula, Ranger watercolor paper, archival ink and distress ink pads; My Creative Time dies, heat tool and adhesive gems.

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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