Hello friends! I don't know about you, but there is just something magical about heat embossing. Every time I start melting the embossing powder I'm just amazed at the coolness of it all! Today, I'm sharing a card I created using the brand new Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Plumage stamp set with heat embossing and watercolor markers. I recently shared a card using this same stamp set and technique during the recent Newton's Nook Designs April Release.
On this card, I stamped the beautiful peacock image from the Beautiful Plumage stamp set using Versamark Watermark Embossing Ink and then heat embossed it using a copper embossing powder. After die cutting the image using the coordinating Beautiful Plumage dies, it was time to pull out the watercolor markers. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker in the following colors: Peacock Blue, Cornflour Blue, Persian Green, Emerald Green and Light Green. I added just a dab of color and then used a Kuretake Waterbrush to blend the colors. I allowed each color to dry before doing the next color. This helped separate the colors and keep them from all blending together.
Another magical thing that I love about heat embossing is that it's great for containing the ink so you don't end up coloring outside the lines of your stamped image. This is a great technique for those of us who aren't experts at watercoloring.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope I've inspired you to pull out your watercolor paints, markers or even water based ink pads to give this fun technique a try!