Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Watercolored Distress Oxide Encouragement Note Card

Another try at watercoloring with Distress Oxide inks. This time I stamped the image using 2 colors of ink (so they blend in the middle). And I was more careful with the water I applied to the flowers, most of the detail lines were preserved. There is a light splattering of sparkle (Wink of Stella) that is not visible in the photo.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide inks Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


Watercolored Floral Celebrate Everyday Card

I watched a video recently of someone watercoloring with Distress Oxide ink.

“Hmmm…haven’t done that in a while – let’s go!”

I stamped my images on watercolor paper in Distress Oxide ink. (NOTE:  I should have either embossed the image to protect the lines, OR left the stamp attatched to the MISTI to be stamped again after the watercoloring was dry.) Most of the detail lines within the flowers were lost with the addition of water, so after the paper was dry, I added detail lines with a Prismacolor pencil.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, pencil – Prismacolor (PC 994 – Process Red), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Watercolored Floral Mother’s Day Note Card

These watercolor pieces were left over after the Watercolored Floral Wedding Card .

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gable Green (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Twilight, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), dies – Avery Elle, embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Darice, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


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Watercolored Floral Wedding Card

I stamped the flowers and foliage onto Bristol paper, then watercolored with ZIG Clean Color pens and an aqua brush. I die cut them, and applied them over the sentiment panel.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Clair Twilight, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), dies – Avery Elle (florals), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Have a Beautiful Day Bouquet Card

(as always, click on any photo to enlarge!)

Last week, Jenny at gingerninjacrafts blog made a card called Cocktail Friday .

I really loved the combination of citrus colors, and used them in a card. Thanks, Jenny, for the inspiration!

I first stamped the bouquet in a really light ink and heat set it. I wanted to be able to blend the individual flowers – difficult because they are small. After heat setting the blended colors, I stamped the bouquet again in a brown ink and embossed with clear powder.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Avery Elle, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Floral and Gingham Anniversary Card

YES, I got motivated after dinner Wednesday night.

I decided to save myself some time by using colored cardstock for the flowers and leaves instead of coloring the images.

Sadly, I am almost out of Orchid Opulence and YoYo Yellow scraps.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Rubber Stampede, Taylored Expressions, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired, textured version), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (flowers, leaves), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Wisteria Brighter Days Note Card

This sentiment is from an Avery Elle stamp set. I have been meaning to use it for a while – it is just perfect.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Camera Coffee Cup Valentine Card

This is the Valentine’s card for Offspring2.

I stamped and colored multiple cameras, to be die cut into a coffee cup.  The basement lighting is not the best for photos.

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Hampton Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic B0000. B00. B24, C3, C5, C7, RV13, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Hero Arts (coffee cup & lid), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Anniversary Bouquet Card

Coloring my “gym pansy” for yesterday’s post got me in the mood for more purple flowers.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Copic BV01, BV04, V04, V09, V15, V17, YG03, YG25, YG95, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.