Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Make It Monday - Watercolor with a Die Cut Stencil

This week's Make It Monday over at Papertrey is a really fun one.  You will find Lexi's video tutorial as well as the challenge link up here. 
For my card I die cut the Wonderful Words-Birthday die out of a mailing label.  I placed the label on my shirt to take a way a bit of the stickiness so it would come off after I colored over it (thanks Marybeth for that hint!)  Lexi used a repositionable label for her sample.  Then I pressed the 'birthday' onto a panel of watercolor paper, going over it with a bone folder to be sure it was secure and the water colors wouldn't seep under it.
I used Brusho Colours here - which are crystals of color that you shake on and then spray with water and they burst into brilliant colors.  I used Lemon, Ultramarine, Orange, Emerald Green and Purple but you can see below that each color has a mix of colors within them making this gorgeous result.  The more water you add - the more watery the colors get so you lose the individual colors.  I just spritzed the crystals quickly - let them run and then went over it with my heat tool to dry it.  I used another die - One Liners Happy -  which I cut out of black card stock and layered above the stenciled word. 
I added a few sequins to add a little sparkle to the card.
I enjoyed trying this technique - you can use all kinds of things to color over the stencil - regular water color paints, watercolor pencils or markers or water based inks (like Distress Inks).  You'll find lots of inspiration linked up over at the Make it Monday challenge here.
Paper:  watercolor paper from stash,  True Black, Fine Linen - PTI
Accessories:  Brush Colours - Orange, Lemon, Ultramarine, Emerald Green,  Purple; Water mister, Sequins - Avery Elle, Glue Pen, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, mailing label - Avery, Dies:  Birthday - Wonderful Words, One Liners - Happy Die - PTI.

11 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Julia, this is just too cool! I have never heard of the Brusho Crystal Colours before. Great look and effect for sure! Great card!

Susan Hogan said...

I can see I will need to get some brusho's soon - they create amazing effects. Love your stencil work too.

lexi said...

great card! and what a cool watercolor product. thanks so much for playing!!

artful-notions said...

Love the effect you got with those watercolors. Waiting on an order similar to brushos. Can't wait to play with them!

Annette Allen said...

awesome background.. cool card..

Juliz Design Post said...

What a fun Birthday Card and great colour mix with the Brushos.
Julie x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Julia, amazing work with the Brushos! Such a beautiful rainbow of colour, what a great background for your big sentiment!@ hugs :)

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my....what a fabulous card! I love your use of brushos, never heard of these until yesterday. What a fun way to say happy birthday!

Shari Trumbull said...

Super fun birthday card, Julia!! PTI has great products and their challenges are fun! You've done Great with this one!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

Loll said...

LOVE this brushos card Julia. Great tip about cutting a mask from a shipping label!! I'm going to use that! xx

butterfly said...

Fantastic work with the brushos - love how the words emerge from all that colour.
Alison xx