This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a technique called Watercolor Lifting. It's a fun resist technique where clear embossing protects stamped areas of a watercolor background, and other areas are lifted with a brushing of water.
As usual, I veered from the instructions a little bit, to show that other dye based mediums could be used - in the tutorial Wendy uses markers, but I wanted to try a little Color Burst instead. Instead of watercolor paper I used a sheet from my sketch book (Canson Mix Media.)... the paper was durable, but also a little more absorbent than I expected, which made for a nice background with less blending than a watercolor paper might have produced. I stamped a new background from my line called Sunset Sky and embossed clear, then used water to lift the background at the top of the panel, and mixed in a little bleach to clear the bottom.
We're settled into a rental and praying for a few more details to fall into place this week - it is nice to have an address now, but I'm finding crafting a little challenging, since some of the boxes I packed last and hoped to have with me got stuck in storage with everything else. As a result I'm working with v-e-r-r-r-r-y minimal basics (in boxes on the floor), 2 stamp sets from Honey Bee Stamps and my most recent Fall/Winter stamp release! So this will be interesting... I keep reminding myself that it's not forever... *sigh*
Come check out the tutorial, and give it a try!