Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Embossed and Watercolored Floral Birthday Card

Here is my latest try to watercolor an embossed image. I am still struggling with water control.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Darice, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Watercolored Live in the Moment Card

I embossed watercolor paper with an embossing folder, then set out to “paint” the embossed image. I am struggling with controlling the water!

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Darice, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Instant Camera Happy Moments Note Card

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I was back on Amazon over the weekend, looking at instant cameras (nope, didn’t buy one!).

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Gray (091), Light Green (041), dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Unforgettable Watercolored Valentine’s Day Card

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My favorite elephant for Valentine’s Day! I embossed, then used ZIG markers and an aqua brush to watercolor the image.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers Black (010), Carmine Red (030), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Gray (091), Yellow (050), dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Sending Prayers Watercolor Card

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This is sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Deepest Sympathy stamp set.

The watercolored background was in my scraps folder. I am relatively sure it was done with Stampin’ Up! reinkers (before I got my watercolors).

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bliss Blue (retired), Pink Passion (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Instant Camera Card

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I got this cute little stamp set in my Christmas stocking. Just adorable. I’m sure it struck a note with Offspring3 (my personal Santa), we were talking about possibly purchasing an instant camera (for a project I want to do) while we decorated the Christmas tree a few weeks ago.

(I decided the cost of the film would be too great…convenient, but too expensive. I can do the project with my regular camera & printer, it will just take a little longer.)

ANYWAY…I stamped the cameras and watercolored them with the ZIG pens/markers and an aqua brush.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers (all 12 colors in my 12 color set), embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.


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Business Sized (A10) Thank You Card

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I recently received a grant from the RE-CREATE: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund, to cover my loss of artwork (my cards floated down Main Street) in the July 30, 2016 flood. I created this card to fit a business size (A10) envelope (I had to mail paperwork back to them).

Thanks again to the wonderful Howard County Arts Council!

Supplies: Stamp – Avery Elle, paper – Canson watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers Blue (030), Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.