I am sad to say that today is the last day of my time with Unity.
It has been so much fun.
To the Unity Stamp Company for having me this week.
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I leave you with three cards today.
All using the same stamp "Real Shared Happiness"
For all 3 card I used mixed media paper and my twinkling H2O's.
Have your tried the H2O's? They are awesome.
Use them just like watercolor but the have a fabulous shimmer.
I tried a new technique.
I have seen online where you watercolor inside the embossing lines.
I thought this image would be a good candidate to try out the technique.
I made three attempts and I got three very different looks
For the first attempt....
I stamped the image and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
I wanted to let the white card stock show through. I was trying to watercolor within the lines.
It was not working out too well. So I painted the whole background and swirling around the color. Then I tried to stay within the lines again and used a darker color. Turned out pretty good.
After I got all of the color inside the butterfly I realized
that it was not really popping with the white embossed outline.
So I added some green to try to get the outline to pop.
This one sort of reminds me of me of painting... Like Monet.
And as they say.... Third time is a charm.
This time I choose to use silver embossing powder for the butterfly outline.
Everything about the outline just pops right off the paper.
The best tip I can give is to keep the area you are working with
wet so that you can allow the colors to flow/blend together.
But don't over do it with the water or you will have color go outside the lines.
This technique was easy enough.
I want to try again on some flower images.
I hope you found some inspiration this week
Well..... Sadly this ends my week as a GIU girl.
But no worries....
Starting Monday the talented Tifany DeGough
will be sharing her projects with you.
See her blog HERE
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Have a wonderful Weekend.