Thursday, November 30, 2017

Using MISTI for a Quick Watercolored Card Using Distress Ink

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Today I am sharing a very quick and easy watercolored friendship card.

My order from Unity Stamps arrived, with this fun new image designed by Phyllis Harris, called Listen from the Heart, and I couldn't wait to ink it up and paint it.  Her sweet images are so much fun to watercolor.

I chose to use Distress inks for both my stamping my image and for my watercoloring medium.  I used my original MISTI to selectively ink the image onto Canson Montval watercolor paper, stamping small areas at a time using Antique Linen on the girl and horse's mane, Tea Dye Ink for the body of the horse and Bundled Sage for the grass.  I left my stamp in place on my MISTI lid while I painted the image.

I squished ink directly from the ink cubes onto my "high tech" palette, (a laminated piece of heavy cardstock), and painted with a watercolor brush, slowly building up layers of color.  Once my watercoloring was dry, I restamped some of the wispy details of the girl's hair and the horses mane back into my painting using Antique Linen and Tea Dye inks. 

I added my greeting by stamping twice with Warm Cocoa ink from Gina K. Designs, before trimming my panel to 4" x 5.25" and adhering to a Warm Cocoa A2 card base with Brutus Monroe Liquid Glue.

The very speeded up video is available to watch here:

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