We are delighted to welcome back Juliana Michaels to our all star SRM team! She does it all from layouts to vinyl! Looking forward to all her beautiful creations!
Let's hear from Juliana in her own words…
Hello SRM Fans! Juliana here today and so excited to be back on the SRM Design Team. I'm sharing a stamped and watercolored card that I created using the new Jane's Doodles Fancy Doodles Clear Stamp Set.
When I first saw this stamp set, I knew that I wanted to play around with water coloring to create a card to send to my Mother.
I began by stamping the flowers randomly onto a piece of water color paper cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches using a Versamark Watermark Ink Pad and then sprinkled the stamped images with white embossing powder heat setting the powder with my heat gun. Because the ink is clear and hard to see on the white paper, I stamped one image and then poured some embossing powder on it so that I could see where to stamp the next image. I repeated this process 3-4 times and then heat set the images before doing anymore stamping. Versamark is a slow drying ink, so you have time to do a little stamping before you have to worry about the ink drying. I love the beautiful colors and texture that this process created.
After I completed the stamping, I pulled out various colors of Distress Ink to use as my water colors. I stamped the pad directly onto my slick craft mat and added water to it using a paint brush. I then painted the color on to my flowers. By allowing the ink to dry, you can add another layer and darken the color. I have found that it is easier to start really light with the color and then add more once things have dried if you want darker colors.
To complete the card, I adhered the Thinking Of You sticker from the Fancy Sentiment Thinking Of You Sticker Set to a piece of vellum and added a few sequins.
Now it's your turn to pull our your Jane's Doodle Stamps and start watercoloring! We can't wait to see what you create and share with us!