A Technique for a Tuesday

IMG_0035I saw this technique online and had to try it right away with some wonderful butterflies!  The demonstrator who posted the sample didn’t have a name for the technique, so I named it Crumb Cake Watercoloring. Here is how you do it:

  1. Emboss an outlined image in white embossing powder on Crumb Cake cardstock.
  2. Use an Aqua Painter and White Craft (about 50/50 mix) to whitewash the inside of the image.
  3. Dry the whitewashed ink with a heat tool.
  4. When dry, watercolor over this layer either using Stampin’ Write markers & Blender Pen or Classic Ink & Blender Pen.
  5. There will be some ink residue left on the embossed image.  Wipe away with a tissue.

Stampin’ Supplies

  • Cardstock and Ink: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Regal Rose Coredinations, Midnight Muse
  • Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri, Sassy Salutations
  • Accessories:  Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Extra-Large Oval, Corner Rounder, Elegant Butterfly, and Bitty Butterfly punches, Stitched Satin ribbon, Designer Builder Brads

(click to download)Watercoloring on Crumb Cake.pdf

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