Good morning! I’ve been continuing to experiment with the new liquid watercolors from Hero Arts and today I wanted to share two fun and easy cards I created using two different watercolor techniques!
For the first congratulations card I dropped strawberry, dandelion, pine, indigo, and mulled wine liquid watercolors onto my craft mat. Then I wet a piece of watercolor paper and used a damp paintbrush to drop the colors onto the paper. I let them blend and blotted off the excess for a soft wash. I die-cut the skyline border from black cardstock and then swiped a versamark pad across the left side of each building before heat-embossing it with silver embossing powder. That swipe created a subtle metallic accent that almost looks like sun reflected on a skyscraper!
I stamped the sentiment onto the black cardstock and heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder to finish the card!
For my second card I used the same colors but this time I dropped liquid watercolors onto my craft mat and then spritzed them with a water bottle to dilute the colors. I picked up the watercolors by smooshing a piece of acetate into them and then pressing the acetate to a piece of watercolor paper. This resulted in a more vibrant but less blended look!
It wasn’t intentional but I love how that bright spot of dandelion liquid watercolors almost looks like the sun rising above the buildings! I blotted the excess watercolors off with a paper towel and then let it dry. I stamped the sentiment onto the black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.
I’d love to know which one you prefer! 😉 Personally I love the blended look but I think that’s because I really like how the embossing turned out on that one. I kinda wish I had embossed both of them now. Have you tried the liquid watercolors yet? What techniques have you used with them? 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a marvelous day!
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