Friday, June 10, 2016

Watercolor Iris And Special One Day Price


Paper pumpkin is a fun monthly craft kit that gives you grab and go portability.  The monthly project is predesigned, precut, and ready to assemble.  And for those who like a unique look, you can always "think outside the box" and use the kit products, with additional products you have to create something that is just YOU.

Today only! Sign up for Paper Pumpkin and get your first kit for $5 USD. Use promo code “ONEDAYDEAL” at before 11:50 PM (MT).

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I got TWO amazing packages of fun, new, goodies yesterday!  I couldn't wait to tear into them to play with all of the fun!  This stamp set was not the first thing I had planned to play with, but once I saw the gorgeous Iris, I had to pull out my watercolor things, and give it a go.  

The watercoloring was done by heat embossing the image in white onto watercolor paper.  I then painted the over the top of the image with plain water.  Once the paper was wet, I could "drop" color into the places that should contain the shadows, and it would spread towards the embossed outlining.  Once that was partially dry, I went back in with additional color to deepen the shadows.  This is a very easy way to get a soft watercolor effect that still has a bit of dimension.  

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. your card is beautiful! I'm wondering if you can tell me where you purchase your watercoloring paper? It looks like a true white ?

    1. Hi Terri,

      I'm unable to email you directly, so I hope you get to see this. I used Stampin' Up! watercolor paper. It's the third item in the supply list for the post.

      It's not a true white. It is slightly warm or off white. I have yet to see a good watercolor paper that is TRUE white. I suspect this may be due to the fact that good watercolor paper is made from 100% cotton, and cotton is naturally off white - bleaching may affect the quality of the finished paper.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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