Saturday, March 08, 2014

Mix-Ability - watercolor wash

Jeanne's Mix-Ability challenge this week is to create a watercolor wash. I have new dies from Impression Obsession to play with, so I incorporated a die cut as well.

I started with a Fabriano Medioevalis Stationery card and a brushed puddle of water... I brushed in Stream reinker at one end of the wet area, and yellow Impress ink at the other end, and let them bleed together. While the ink was still wet, I dropped in some gold Lumiere Acrylic Paint and then did some scratchy blending with a fork... I have no idea why there is a fork in my can of brushes (?!), but it gave a cool effect.

I sprinkled some gold embossing powder into the puddle, and heated from the back of the panel to dry the paint and set the powder. After everything was set and dry, I added some more yellow ink, and repeated the process. I cut into the panel using the new Thanks Word die from Impression Obsession, replaced the cut with a white piece, then cut the inlaid panel using a Spellbinders die.

Thanks Word die

I'll use the rest of the panel for other die cuts too - the mix of inks will be great for flowers or leaves. Keep an eye out for those! I'm having so much fun playing with these new dies.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Dina I love this. Your circle looks like a map of the world. Beautiful

  2. Wow! a great panel, Dina! I love the blending of the colors and the little bit of gold you've added to it.

  3. Wow!! Gorgeous card and interesting technique!