Friday, July 4, 2008

{watercolor challenge}

Last week's technique challenge on SCS was to watercolor with re-inkers. For the life of me, I could not find my watercolor brushes, so I did it with blender pens instead.

I stamped the flower image from Bloomin' Beautiful (SU) in Adirondack Pitch Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, then sponged the background with Soft Sky ink. For those of you who need instruction on how to use blender pens with re-inkers, here is the scoop:
  1. Put a small drop of ink from your re-inker on a non-porous surface. I usually use a piece of plastic packaging or transparency.
  2. Lightly dip your blender pen into the ink, and test on a piece of scrap paper by coloring. At first, your color will be dark and as the ink runs out of the blender pen, it gets lighter. This is nice because you can highlight your image with different shades of the same color.
  3. When you're done coloring and ready to go on to the next color, simply color your blender pen on a piece of scrap paper until it colors clear again. It's that simple!

You can also use blender pens with Stampin' Up ink pads by squeezing the pad when it is closed. When you open the ink pad, there will be a little pool of ink you can pick up with your pen. They can also be used with chalks, watercolor crayons, and watercolor colored pencils.

Anyway, back to the card. :) The base of this card is Wild Wasabi, layered with Whisper White and a piece of Pomegranate that I ran through the Cuttlebug. The black and white gingham ribbon is by Making Memories and the white organdy is from JoAnn's.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you had a Happy 4th of July!

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