Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Distress Inked Stencil Thinking of You Card

For this card, I inked a stencil with 2 colors of distress ink, sprayed it with water, and flipped it onto a piece of watercolor paper.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, die – My Favorite Things, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Butterfly with Watercolor Backdrop Birthday Card

For this card, I watercolored a loose rectangle to be the background for the die cut butterfly.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Floral Trio Birthday Card

 

I watercolored the lines, then die cut the background. The flowers are stamped on coordinating paper, die cut, then glitter (Stickles) was added with a tiny paint brush.

This has gone into the mail to a dear friend from college days.

Happy Friday!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), Pear Pizzazz, Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen, Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), watercolor – Koi, glitter – Ranger Stickles Icicle, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Float On Encouragement Card

I have to admit, I have not been spending too much time at my craft table for the last month (read: bare minimum!). I’ve had my nose stuck to my Kindle, I am on my 11th book in 4 weeks. It has been great to get totally wrapped up in the stories. I am currently (as I type, probably done when this posts!) reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

So, on Wednesday afternoon, I was kvetching about having nothing to post for Thursday or Friday. And time was ticking away. I stumbled on the National Wear Lilly Day for Thursday’s blog post. One down, one to go.

I pulled out my previously made backgrounds folder, and found this watercolored blue one. And…maybe it looks like sea and sky.

I stamped, embossed, colored (including blue around the sailboat before I die cut, so the edge would blend into the background) and die cut the sailboat from the Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty set. And the sentiment is from the set as well.

TGIF!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Real Red, inks – Copic B16, E53, E57, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (sailboat), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


Shimmery Dragonfly Hello Card

I squeezed in a little time at the craft table in yesterday afternoon…and picked a stamp I had not used in a while.

The dragonfly wings were painted with Pearl Ex (and gum Arabic). The dragonfly body was watercolored.

Here is a close up of the shimmer on the wings:

 

This card is a 4.25 inch square. It does fit into a regular A2 envelope.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Stampendous, paper – Canson watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake. ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Cobalt Blue (031), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Pearl Ex Duo Blue-Green, die – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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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.