Sunday, May 8, 2011

Fresh Florals Class Project Photos

I just finished teaching the 3rd session of the Fresh Florals class at Scrap Arts in North Vancouver.
You saw the sneak peeks in THIS POST and now that the class is over I'm going to show you the full photos.

We made 4 different projects in this class - 3 cards and 1 tag.

The technique I used is the Floating Re-inker technique also known as Watercolour Roses.

1. Stamp your image with White Craft Ink or Vesamark Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock.

2. Apply Embossing Powder (Clear if using White Craft Ink or White if using Versamark Ink).

3. Heat the image with a heat tool.

4. Let cool.

5. Prepare your palette with the re-inker colours you will be using. See below for some colour suggestions.

6. Lightly spray your image with a spritzer bottle filled with water.

7. Dip the aquapainter in reinker.

8. Touch the stamped image with the aquapainter (the colour will spread or “float” on the wet stamped image.

9. You can repeat step 7 & 8 with another colour and can go over the image more than once if you want to create more colours.

10. If you have a lot of water on your image you can stand it up to let the water run off or use a paper towel to dab it.

11. If you want to lighten or blend the effect just spritz again after the first wash.

12. If you want to darken the effect then go over with a deeper colour after the initial painting has dried.

13. Let image dry completely and then cut it out closely to the embossed edge and adhere to your project.

14. You may choose to make up a sheet at a time and then save cut out flowers for future projects.

This first card was CASED from Sandi McIver

If you missed my class you can check out Sandi's blog to see how she does her version of the Watercolour Rose technique.

Here are the other projects we made in this class.

This last project is a tag - I just used an office supply shipping tag for the base.
 Check out how I used a black marker to colour in the brownish piece around the hole on this tag so it matches my colour scheme better!

Until Next Time!

1 comment:

  1. beautiful samples & a wonderful technique; hope you weren't damaged too much by this web problem