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Just a Note with Laurie

by studiokatia

Hello everyone!!  And welcome to another Monday post!  I’m back on the blog today with a card that actually started out as an experiment.  I purchased the complete set of Distress Oxide Inks and really wanted to play with them.  I have made a couple of backgrounds and loved the results.  So for today’s post I’ll show you how they look when used for watercolour.

SUPPLIES :

Mandala Flower

Crystal Clear Fusion

Stitched Nested Creative Rectangles Dies

Hello Alice Clear Stamp Set

I started by stamping the beautiful Mandala Flower in Versamark Ink onto some watercolour cardstock and heat embossed it with Detail White Embossing powder from Ranger (my new fave!).
I stamped the image towards to left side of my card panel, as I already had a plan in mind.

The colours I used were: Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce and Peeled Paint.  I swiped a little of each colour onto a non-porous surface.  Then the colouring began!  I did the same technique as I use when colouring with regular Distress Inks.  I load some ink onto my water brush and start where I want the darkest colour to be and work my way out.

I have to say that these are so much different than the Distress Inks we’re used to!  But not in a bad way.  They are thicker and more opaque with a chalky finish.  The results are actually quite beautiful!
You can achieve some strong colour or very soft pastel colours.  I also really like hard edges in watercolour and these are great for that too!  After I finished the colouring, I cut out a portion of the image with the smallest die from the Stitched Nested Creative Rectangles Dies.  I also cut this die out of some white craft foam and adhered the two together with Tombow Mono Multi Glue.  I then adhered the panel onto a light grey cardbase (with which I’m obsessed with lately) with tape runner adhesive and placed the foam mounted die into its negative space.  I stamped one of the sentiments from the Hello Alice stamp set.
To embellish I used some of the beautiful Crystal Clear Fusion sequins and added some Clear Wink of Stella here and there.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card!!  Have a great week and see you soon!!!
Laurie

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