Monday, August 24, 2015

Looks Like Watercolor But It's Totally Not

My Altenew stamps arrived!!  They were having a sale at MarkerPop plus free shipping.  Swoon!

This flower is from the Lacy Scrolls set.  I hadn't realized they were solid surface stamps until I received them and I was like "ewww."  Then I took a stroll online to see what others had done with them.  Holy craparooni--gorgeous!  So, this is my first experiement.

I stamped the image using Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Sky but I had used the stamp earlier with another HA ink which I hadn't cleaned off well so the end result was a pale lilac with orange tones.  Weird, right?  I used Copic B000, B21 and B26 and was very pleasantly surprised at how it reacted with the HA ink.  I wish you could see it in person.  The result is exactly the kind of look I love with watercolor but have been unsuccessful in achieving.  Huzzah!  I did the leaves the same way.

I can't wait to play more with these!  Oh, and the matching dies?  totally worth it.  I cut out the flower twice more and layered it rather than using foam.  Plus, I had perfect fussy cut look without the actually hand-cutting.  Sweeeeet.

The Details:  Altenew Lacy Scrolls, Clearly Besotted Sympathy sentiment, Copic B000, B21, B26, YG00, YG13, G24, G28, Hero Arts Soft Sky and Lemon Yellow, Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI 140lb white cardstock

I'm entering this in Papertake Weekly To Die For, City Crafter #275 Around the Corner, MarkerPop #76 Anything Goes        


  1. beautiful card.. thanks for joining us at MarkerPop!

  2. Perfect card, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  3. Your flower and leaves are gorgeous Toni. Definitely looks like watercolouring and the shading is amazing. Combining ink and Copics is something I've never tried, but now I will! Thanks for sharing. xx

  4. This is awesome, Toni! Don't you love these happy accidents! I never would have thought to combine Copics and watercolor. What a wonderful technique!

  5. gorgeous! You gotta do a make 'n take with this coloring technique!

  6. What a beautiful card for our challenge!! Gorgeous colouring! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB


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