Make It Monday | Watercolour Lifting

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I loved making this card! You all know how much I love playing with ink and water, but this technique is super cool! I cannot take any credit for this, the wonderful Jennifer McGuire showcased this one a couple of months ago, and it has taken me this long to get round to having a go!

Make It Monday Watercolour Lifting Using Crazy About You from Stampin' Up! UK

I finally managed to work out what went wrong with my camera last week! I had somehow managed to change the focus setting to Macro – so nothing was in focus! sorted now, but I am still playing about with the White Balance settings so be prepared for some more interesting photography!

Luckily the ‘movie’ setting has been working just great this week, so are you ready for the video tutorial?!

As you can see the watercolour lifting technique is super simple.

  1. Watercolour a piece of Watercolour Paper, get creative use multiple colours if you fancy!
  2. Leave your Watercolour Paper to dry or speed up the process using a heat tool but make sure it is totally dry before moving on to Step 3!
  3. Stamp your desired images onto your Watercoloured piece in VersaMark ink and cover in Clear Embossing Powder, use your Heat Tool to melt the embossing powder.
  4. Grab your Stampin’ Spritzer and cover your Watercolour Piece with water, grab a few layers of Kitchen roll (or other paper towel type stuff!) and press over, this wicks away that water taking some ink with it. You can repeat this several times, to create a more dramatic effect.

Watercolour Lifting Video Tutorial using Stampin' Up! inks

Sorry for the short post today, but I will admit to having to rush to get the the video uploaded and post written today! Bank holiday weekend is always a little bit mental but I have spent most of the morning (I’m writing this on Sunday!) trying to sort my final end of year accounts, organising and packaging my April Customer thank you cards and gifts, and I still have to make a Congratulations card for my brother and sister in law before 3pm! So, time to get on. Speak again soon

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