Saturday, July 15, 2017

Gilded Watercolour Distress Ink with Dies

Hi there friends. I saw this tissue watercolour method with crumpled and embossed highlights, and was looking for something inky with which to back this card. Wow, is it fun!!
Here's a wee peek.
First of all, use some ordinary tissue paper, mine was bit imperfect, second hand, from a present received who knows when. 😉
1. Select inks ( you can use most sort, but water-based blend best), used some Distress Inks - from Bec - made varying sheets as you can see.
  (Current card used mini DI Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick.) 
2. Smoosh inks randomly on blending mat.
3. Then spritz inks with water, layer gently the tissue paper over the inks. Once coloured lift **carefully (it IS fragile at this stage) put on paper towel, or in my case, on junk mail!! the tissue dries well on it, once dry it lifts up easily.
 This method is really effective economical watercolour, especially if learning the technique. The card I made used the next "scrunched-it-up" step, also.
4.  For this, scrunch up the dried tissue paper then glue it to some card, as attaching press to emphasise the raised areas of scrunching. Allow to dry.
5. Use on finished sheet the embossing anti static pad. Cover well, then smooth (lightly and evenly) over Versamark ink pad to catch crinkle highlights. Sprinkle  Gold Embossing Powder and heat emboss. 
Attach to card base, you can see gorgeous gold highlights best on this photo below.
 6. Next comes Die cutting. I've used Sue Wilson Thank You Die
Spellbinders Dies used is Heirloom Legacy 5" x 7" die ( I bought mine from Bec, so it might be ordered from Bec, upon request)
To layer Die cuts and to see how to do this easily, see this post here.
Here is completed card, assembled, LOVE the intricacy of the Sue Wilson word die, superb quality and detail!
This technique is fun, will be revisiting it!! Hope you enjoy it too.

  Now don't forget to pop over  HERE at Bizzy Bec's and check out the other DT gorgeous creations, and please do join in the ANYTHING GOES July CHALLENGE - to win that prize.
Pop by Bec's store, too, for her great bargain prices
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek and chat! Lot more details found on my blog post here.
Shaz in Oz.x


Cathy said...

Wow this is a stunner Shaz! LOVE your tissue paper background, I've had a go at it too and it is so much fun, the end result always is so surprising! Cathy x

loz said...

WOW!! Stunning card and technique Shaz. I really must give this A try...Loz

Craftychris said...

Absolutely gorgeous card with that fabulous background and lovely die cuts! xxc

Carol said...

Beautiful card Shaz, You've outdone yourself.
Love your dies as well. Crafty Hugs Carol

Louise F NZ said...

Holy moly, that background is stunning! Really lovely card.