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Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

Mediterranean Moments with two step watercolor

Over the weekend I got to spend some crafty times with friends in Atlanta. Pam and I got to craft a little on Friday afternoon before tbe offical gathering on Saturday.  We were expermenting with the watercolor pencils that Stampin’ Up! released in the Occasions Catalog.  One of the sets I brought alnog for the Saturday event was Mediterranean Moments! I love the sketched look of this set but, really have not used it a lot until lately. 

Mediterranean Moments Stamp Set

I mentioned to Pam that I had seen a two step watercolor technique that I wanted to give a try. The technique used a watercolor layer, then stamping with a two step stamp, then highlighting with watercolor. I modified the technique to work with a single stamping. It is basically a watercolor glazeing technique. Where you and a layer of color over a layer od dried color.  

  • On watercolor paper add color to the paper with your pencils (here we used Pacific Point and Early Espresso) 
  • Then with a aqua painter move the color around 
  • Let this dry or heat set it…It needs to be completely dry befor you move on…
  • Then stamp the image using Basic Black (or a waterproof ink) 
  • The next step is to color the image with the watercolor pencils. 
  • The final step is to use the blender pin to smoth out the color or you can use a aqua painter…
  • If you choose to use the aqua painter use very little water.
  • If you use the blender pin do not go over a area to much …the paper will peel 

I did not really like the results while working on the final step. But, after it had dried it was perfect! After dinner Pam finished off the card with some ribbon and a sentament. The thing to remember about watercolor is it always looks its worst right before it is awesome! And wet watercolor looks way worse than when it has had time to dry….

Pam’s family  took me to dinner at a wonderful restraint in a shopping center. One of the nice outdoor ones with shops and dinning all around a boardwalk of sorts. They had the most amazing grit cakes!!!! And the asparagus fries were yummy ? ….I’m drulling just thinking about the food. We also had this crab fondue that was perfect for dipping truffle fries in….even more special was getting to set by this one… 

Look at that smile!! 

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Jennifer

4 Comments

  1. Jennifer ! I love your coloring of this image . I must say that you inspired me with your easy to follow steps . Plus since you said that the project looks better after it has dried makes me want to try using my Aqua Pen again . I have been playing with the new WC pencils and a Blender Pen because I feel like I have more control .
    Fried Asparagus ? Sounds YUMMY !

    • That Asparagus is still on my mind!!! It was yummy ?!!! The key is to practice “play”…the more you do it the more you will like it!!!

  2. Such a beautiful card, Jennifer. I’m so glad I was able to spend time with you this weekend – you are a talented and wonderful friend. Cute pictures!

    • I loved the time in Atlanta!! I was so happy to get to have a few moments with you

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