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Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in One Big Meaning, Remarkable You, Watercolor | 2 comments

A Perfect Pair

Some stamps are just meant to go together…. Like Peanut Butter and Jelly, Ham and Swiss cheese, red and white, Ross and Rachel, Ink and Paper…This is how I feel about Remarkable You paired with One Big Meaning. It just how it should be…Kismet…. destined to be great together!

 

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Everything about the Stamp Set One Big Meaning makes me smile.  I love the fonts, combination of sizes, and the wording on all the different stamps in this set!

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The bold sentiment complement the sketched flowers perfectly.  So, recently when had the occasion to make a thank you card for a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I went for this destined pair to do all the magic for me.

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This was such a fun card to make.  I stamped the image using the new Archival Basic Black ink on Acrylic Paper. Then with a Aqua Painter and Watercolor Graphite by ArtGraf I painted the flower

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After letting the image dry, I decided to use a spray fixative because the graphite was still smudging a bit…Something like Krylon UV Archival.  I hate the way this smell so I always do this outside!

I had to practice for a few days to really get the look I wanted from the watercolor Graphite.  I had seen a friend (yes, Understand Blue…Have you not checked her out yet…you so should) use the product and know it was something worth trying…though my first attempts were complete failures….I kept at it…changed papers and had much better success….Here are some of my second attempts at testing the Watercolor GraphiteIMAG2295

It is always good to test “play around” with a new medium so that you know how it reacts with water or how it lays on different papers.

The card base is watercolor paper that is cut to be 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches. Then scored at 4 1/4 inches using the Simply Scored.  Then using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig  added the sentiment…”you are to kind Thank You”

Back the image with Basic Black card stock and add to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Here is the supply list: Remember you will need Watercolor Graphite by ArtGraf , Watercolor Paper, and Acrylic Paper (though you can just use Watercolor Paper, But, just Acrylic Paper will not work because it will be to thick to make your card base)

Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!  You guys are so wonderful…I am looking forward to meeting back here with you again soon! If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or Stamping in general feel free to contact me via email  or just leave a comment below!  I would love to here from you :>

Jennifer

2 Comments

  1. Your card is striking. I always test out designs on computer paper before I move to “expensive” paper!

    • Thank You, Dawn! I use some of both. I start with basic paper and then test on what I will be watercoloring…

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