Hi! I am over at the Magenta blog today with this post; you can see that here.
I have another Christmas card for you today and it's on a dark background again. I like how the white embossing pops on this background, and also the shimmer paints that my friend Pam Nelson and I made.
First I stamped the Magenta Decorated Christmas Tree using Versamark ink and embossed it in white. I also stamped and embossed the sentiment and embossed in white.
Even though I didn't use watercolor paper, the cardstock I used is fairly heavy duty and I knew that if I didn't use a lot of water I could add my new shimmery watercolors to the ornaments without the paper buckling.
My friend Pam Nelson and I made these paints ourselves, using powdered pigments with mica. The recipe we used for the binder is below
Pam made the background for the lids of our watercolor tins, using mineral paper and Nuance. The tins previously held mint candies, and they were collected to use for something like this. I Zentangled over the background design and we affixed the paint name that we decided on (from several contributed by a friend: Twinkle Tones. We printed the design on sticker paper.
It's very hard to get the shimmer in the watercolors to shop up in a photo. Do you see the ornament that I missed in this picture? I found it before it was finally finished, lol!
This Magenta Christmas Tree stamp was perfect for these paints. I hope you like it.
Magenta Products Used:
|02.328.P Decorated Christmas Tree|
|07.798.G Merry Christmas and Happy New Year|
Other Products Used:
Twinkle Tones homemade watercolors
Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder
PTI Dark Indigo cardstock
Curious Metallics Super Gold cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock
I am in love with Twinkle tones. Again a huge thank you to both of you for sending this beautiful gift.ReplyDelete
you are so welcome Mariëtte! Glad you like them!Delete
Love this stamp so easy to use ♥ReplyDelete
I've not read/heard about making your own watercolors as that's a medium I've not tackled (yet, maybe, who knows!). Interesting to read about it and see the results. Would have made a good class at a certain stamping store, huh? :-) From Laura PReplyDelete
Thanks Laura! Yes, it would have made a really good class!Delete