Vintage Florals with Chroma Mists
Hello friends! Kathy here today sharing my watercoloring technique using Chroma Mists on a beautiful embossed floral background.
Here are some the supplies you will need to get started:
- Vintage Floral Background Stamp
- Extra Sentimental stamp set
- Gilded Embossing Powder
- Embossing ink
- Anti-static pouch or tool
- Heat tool for embossing
- Watercolor paper
- Chroma Mists, assorted fall colors
- Water brush or paint brush
- Clean water supply
- Paper towels
- Distress ink – Walnut Stain
- Blending tool or fingertip sponge dauber
- Foam squares
- Mica or glimmer mist
Using a 6 x 8 ½ inch piece of watercolor paper, prep your paper using the anti-static pouch or tool, covering all areas. If your watercolor paper is textured on one side and smooth on the other, I would recommend the smooth side, you will have better embossing results. Stamp the background with the Vintage Floral Background stamp with embossing ink, cover with Gilded Embossing powder. Shake or tap off any excess powder. Use a heat tool to emboss/melt the powder. On the open end of the paper, stamp the sentiment and repeat the process to emboss.
Spray a small amount of Hunter Chroma Mist on your craft mat or in a well of a palette. Dip a small paint brush into the green and begin coloring all the leaves in the image. Use a clean paper towel to lift excess paint off the image and then reapply small amounts of color to shade the leaves.
Add other fall colors to the palette and begin painting the flowers. Don’t be afraid to mix colors for unique blends. Use darker colors on the flower centers and add additional layers of color for shading and variety.
Trim the image right up to the embossed edge. Die cut the sentiment. For a little extra shine, you can spray the image with a light coat of glitter or mica spray. Distress the edges of the stamped image and sentiment with Walnut Stain Distress ink for a finishing touch.
Use foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the center of the image and then attach to a color coordinated card base.
Using non-traditional fall colors is a fun way to use your floral images year around. Don't be afraid to experiment and think outside the box.