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Wednesday, March 15, 2017


I struggled to find a stamp set I had that would work for the lesson on mixing colors. Then I debated whether to mix colors on each petal or on the flower as a whole. Obviously, I chose the latter and I'm glad I did. Of course, I had to fussy cut this flower, but I find that rather relaxing.

To get this effect, I used my Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencil on the bottom and curving upward. I followed that with Melon Mambo and finished with Daffodil Delight. The stem is colored in Old Olive and a touch of Pacific Point.

Two tricks you need to know if you try this technique on your own: First, heat set the archival ink whenever using Daffodil Delight. I'm not sure why, but this color tends to cause the black to bleed while none of the other colors do. Second, apply your Aqua Painter to the lightest color first and pull down. Obviously, your brush will still pick up some of the darker color, affecting the lightest. But if you pull your colors up from the darkest color, your lightest will disappear.

Products Used: 
Remarkable You rubber stamp set (6), W 139891, $45.00; C 139894, $33.00
Watercolor Pencils (13), 141709, $16.00
Aqua Painters (2), 103954, $17.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (24), 121045, $8.00
Old Olive 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (24), 100702, $8.00
Shimmery White 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (10), 101910, $8.00
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, 140931, $7.00
Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 141493, $7.50
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (150), 119246, $5.00
Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine (25 yards), $3.00
Banner Triple Punch, 138292, $23.00

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