April 20, 2017

Heat Embossing & Watercolor | Newton's Nook Designs

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.

Always Be Yourself Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Plumage Stamp and Die Set

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.

Always Be Yourself Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Newton's Nook Designs Beautiful Plumage Stamp and Die Set

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!
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2 comments:

  1. Your card is so beautiful,Juliana!! Thank you so much for sharing it and your instructions! I just now learned of your blog thru Cardmaker Spring 2017! I am so tickled they shared you with us!! Susie

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