Good evening! I hope you have all had a fabulous weekend! I am a little bit in shock because we leave for DisneyWorld two weeks from today! I've been counting down for this trip since February so it seems totally unreal that it's finally almost here! BUT I did manage to get some quality time in my craft room this weekend to film two new videos to share with you, so yay!
For this project, I did a bit of experimenting. This idea came to me as I was drifting off to sleep one night and I honestly wasn't sure if it was going to be a tremendous success or a complete disaster. I think it fell somewhere in between, way closer to success than disaster! I decided to take some of my Gold Perfect Pearls pigment powder and add it to a little bit of water to create my own shiny, shimmery watercolor paint for my background! And it worked like a charm!
I combined with paint with an adorable holly berry image by Paper Smooches and some very simple Zig Clean Color Real Brush coloring for a striking and elegant holiday card with just a touch of whimsy. I think the circular shape really adds something special as well. The best tip I came away from the this project with is to add more Perfect Pearls for a more opaque finish and more water for a more transparent wash. I can't wait to try this with other colors of Perfect Pearls!
The theme of the Paper Smooches November Challenge is GOLD so I decided to enter this project. It is open all month long so go check it out! For a full list of supplies and the full video tutorial, keep scrolling! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with Day 5 of my Handmade Holiday series. Bye!
[VIDEO COMING SOON!!!]
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SSS = Simon Says Stamp
- Paper Smooches Warm Hearts stamp set*
- Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes stamp set*
- Neenah 110 lb Solar White Cardstock*
- Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor paper*
- Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red cardstock (SSS)
- We R Memory Keepers Nesting Circles dies*
- We R Memory Keepers Score & Trim Board*
- Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder*
- VersaMark ink*
- Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag*
- Ranger Gold Perfect Pearls*
- Water Brush Set of 3*
- Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers - 60 set*
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider*
- Scor Tape*
- Foam Tape by Best Creations (SSS)
- Christmas Red Stickles*
- Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm Sequins (SSS)
- Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 6mm Sequins (SSS)
- Micro Glue Dots*
- Signo Uniball White Gel Pen*