Today's post is about inks and paper. The colors on this flower were added with an AquaPainter - which means the image was watercolored. You can certainly use a regular paintbrush, but I like the control I get with the tips of the aquapainter. And the clean up with them is super easy.
Of course when you apply color with water you don't want the image to smear. So the image must either be stamped in a non-water soluble ink such as Staz-On or heat embossed. On this card I heat embossed. I stamped the image in Black Ink and used Clear embossing powder. The added advantage of heat embossing is that it really makes the image "pop".
Use watercolor paper! Watercolor paper is more porous and accepts the extra liquid better. If you try to watercolor on standard white cardstock the water tends to bead up.
Other project details:
- The stems needed something - the linen thread bow added a fresh casual touch.
- For a bit of elegance the trio of self-stick pearls.
- The sentiment was stamped on 7/8" wide Cotton Ribbon