Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Stay Cozy


One of my first thoughts when I saw the Speckled Egg Distress Ink, was that it reminded me of a winter sky.  I've been meaning to use it as such for some time, but finally got a chance to sit down and play with some Distress Ink Watercoloring.  

For today's card, I used the Stay Cozy Stamp Set from Fun Stampers Journey.  I stamped the images in Antique Linen Distress Ink.  When stamping the cabin image, I masked off the snowman with a scrap of tape, and when stamping the additional trees, I used my finger to swipe off the ink from the stamp, where the images would overlap.  Stamping in Distress Ink allows the lines to fade away into the watercoloring, but I did want to avoid having lines through the images entirely.  

Watercolor card featuring Fun Stampers Journey Stay Cozy Stamp Set, and Distress Ink Watercoloring.

I taped the stamped watercolor paper to my Glass Media Mat, and began coloring in the image.  I used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on the cabin, Pine Needles Distress Ink on the trees, Tumbled Glass and Pumice Stone Distress Inks on the snow, and some Speckled Egg Reinker on the sky.  Once I was happy with the watercoloring, I came back in with a few of my Prismacolor pencils to add a few details.  I added a coat of Glitter Gloss to the snow, and then mixed a bit of Chinese White Watercolor paint with some water, to splatter over the top of the image.  

Watercolor card featuring Fun Stampers Journey Stay Cozy Stamp Set, and Distress Ink Watercoloring.

I carefully removed the tape from the edges of the panel, and then trimmed it to card front size. I stamped the sentiment in Obsidian Amalgam InkI added the card front to a card base made from River Stone card stock (ETA: This card stock is unfortunately out of stock.  I checked against other colors I had access too, and the Mushroom card stock from Concord & 9th is just a bit darker, but has similar undertones). 

To finish off the card, I dotted some Gloss White and White Blizzard Nuvo Drops to the card front.  

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1 comment:

  1. Sara, beautiful card. Thanks for reminding that I can use my distress inks for watercoloring. I really have been neglecting them lately.


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