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Watercolor Splats

Hi, all my crafty friends and family!!!

How is everyone doing this fine Wednesday morning?

I hope everyone has been staying dry and cool this past week.  It has been raining off and on here for the past week with temps in the high 80s.  Thus, making it so very humid.  But what better excuse to stay inside and get craftin’?  🙂

Today I want to show you couple cards I did using the ombre technique I learned a couple years ago while on the Design Team for CropChocolate and combining it with the watercolor splats I learned from “Make It Monday #161” by PaperTrey Ink & Nicole Headyj a couple months ago.  I first practiced with some leftover ombre scraps from another project . . . then I played around with different types of paper to see what would work best.  I found that PaperTemptress’ Heavenly White 120# worked the BEST.  Not only did it not warp when I splatted water on it, but my ink went on much smoother and blended so much easier without streaking

.  8-27-14 newWatercolor2-ombre both cards

Heavenly White 120# paper from Paper Temptress
Inks – Poppy Red, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest (pink to orange card)
Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse, and Limeade (blue to green card)
True black ink
Rainstones from PaperTrey Ink
Wet Paint Die from PaperTrey Ink
Wet Paint Stamp Set from PaperTrey Ink

Using a daubber, I applied my ink using long swipes . . . going from top to bottom without stopping.  Also, making it darker in the middle and lighter on each side so when I applied my next color the “lighter” areas of each color would blend, thus making another color.  After I achieved the look I wanted, I took my paint brush and splatted water . . . you can make your drops as big or as small as you want.  I did a little of both.

Once dried, I attached to white card base . . . my red to orange card is 4.25″x5.5′” and my blue to green is 3.75″x5″.  I then trimmed my ombre paper to the size I wanted . . . I started out with 4.25″x5.5″ pieces when I was inking.  I ended up with 1/4″ wide strips which I flipped and attached to front of card . . .see how the bottom goes red to orange and strip is orange to red OR blue to green and strip is green to blue.  Make sense?  I hope so. 🙂  Applied my “Thanks” die which was cut from the Heavenly White 120# paper, stamped “For Everything” and a few Rainstones . . . then, VOILA! I was done!

I was pretty happy with how these turned out.   If you would like to see individual pictures, please visit me at UpIntheNightwithKat.blogspot.com . . . for some reason, I am having issues getting my photos to the right size today. 🙁

Till the next time I’m up in the night.

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