Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Resist Embossed Butterfly

Here's a card using a new technique I learned in my watercolor class.  It's called resist embossing.  Basically, you emboss an image and then watercolor on top.  The paint "resists" the area that is embossed.  I decided to go bold and use the beautiful image from Stampin' Up! called Swallowtail.  I inked it up with Versamark.  It's a sticky ink and stamps clear.  I added snow white embossing powder and heat set it.  Then the fun painting begins.


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Isn't it striking!  I probably got a little crazy with the intensity of the paint colors but in the end I like it.


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It's easy to see the white melted raised powder outline of the image when the color stands out.  I mixed and blended yellow, orange and red to create this artistic look.


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It reminds me of the abundant sunshine colors we are having in sunny Florida.  Sorry, my friends who are in the cold and snow.  Hey, it's only 46 days until spring!!!

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