This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a fun mixed media technique called Faux Fresco - be sure to click on the link to find out how this layered technique works!
I started by embossing a watercolor panel with a folder from Darice. I used Inktense Blocks for the initial coloring, since I knew they'd stay put after they were activated with water... I started with a dry rubbing over the embossed areas, then spritzed, let it dry a little and then added more color with another block. Here's what the panel looked like after that step:
After coloring, there's a layer of white acrylic paint added by scraping with a credit card, then clear embossing ink and powder is applied to the raised areas. The result is a beautiful faded fresco effect - I added some stamping with a text and crackle stamp just to add to the aged look.
I added a few accent stamps from my line at Impression Obsession (Sewing Ruler, Lg. Sew , Happy For You), and button dies as well. The lace border is one of my die designs - I sewed that onto the ruler border and pleated as I sewed.
Come give this one a try! Hope you're having a wonderful week. :)