Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Holiday Cheer ► Majo

Hi folks, with Christmas just around the corner, I decided to finally start my card making for this year.

Today I'd like to show you a technique I recently discovered and I just knew I would love to try this. 

It’s called "Watercolor Smooshing" and it allows you to play with so many colors on top of each other.

I used Watercolor Paper because it will hold up to lots of water, an acrylic stamp block, a Distress Sprayer and of course, many Distress Oxide inks. I tapped the first color (Cracked Pistachio) on to the acrylic block, spritzed with water, smooshed my panel around a little and left it there to allow the ink to be absorbed into the paper. I dried the panel with a heat tool. This is very important, or you will end up with a muddy mess.

I repeated these steps with the other colors (Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass and Fossilized Amber), making sure again to dry each layer of ink before using the next.

I diluted the colors even more and used a brush to create the splatters. Again it is very important to dry the splatters right away to prevent the colors absorbing into the background.

I stamped my panel with the “Holiday Cheers” stamp in different colors. The word my dream is from the Banksy sentiment “This was not my dream”, which I stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed with Stampendous Detail White embossing powder.

I cut the snowflake with a Sizzix Die, designed by Tim Holtz. It’s almost Christmas time, so I added some sparkle to my card with several rhinestones.

I used the following stamps:


Miracle Tape

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I hope to see you around next time!

Happy Crafting ♥


Lindsey said...

Beautiful and very arty! I can't believe you're a newbie to ink smooshing, though, Majo! I have that Holiday Cheer stamp - thanks for a new way to look at using it!

Evi Erlinda - Brain Plasticity said...

wonderful designs.
greeting-evi erlinda