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'Watercolouring' with Surface Sprays

'Watercolouring' with Surface Sprays

Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Buttonso good to be back up on the blog again. So today I am showing you how you can 'watercolour' with the surface sprays. Now I have put quotation marks around watercolour as the sprays aren't watercolours but you can use them in a similar way to get a bold bright watercolour look. Simply add a little spray to a palette well and add a little water. Then use any brush to paint but bare in mind, when they dry they are permanent. So to add shading, start off light and layer to add depth and dimension. 

'Watercolouring' with Surface Sprays card details:

To start, stamp your chosen images onto masking paper. I used the jewels from the Diamonds stamp set. Cut 1-2 masks for each stamp. Next, stamp your pattern in Raven Detail Ink onto Smooth watercolour cardstock, using your masks to layer your image to create depth and dimension. 

Once you have stamped and layer all your images, heat set the ink with a gun. Remeber Raven detail Ink is waterproof once heat set. Next, add a small amount of your chosen surface sprays to wells of a paint palette. I used the following surface sprays - Oz, Cornflower, Rouge, Phonebook, mixing colours until I reached my desired colours. Add a little water to each well, and paint in your images. When the ink dries it is permanent, so start off light and build up the colour. Try avoiding painting next to wet colours otherwise, colours will bleed. 

When you are happy with your colouring, allow the design to dry. Stamp and paint an addition shape and fussy cut this out. Once the design is dry, add a subtle highlight by painting the outline of the design with Sidewalk Surface Spray. For added interest, add paint splatters in Sidewalk surface spray. Add a layered die cut sentiment along with a secondary white embossed sentiment. Foam mount the individual stamp for interest. 
Lastly, add some glossy accents to the sentiment and a few drops around the design to finish off. 


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