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.