It's time for another Gina K Designs blog hop! Tonight the sets previewing are:
Seeds of Kindness - July Card Kit set
Hugs and Prayers by Nina
Recently I read a thread on SCS and someone was asking if you could watercolor on Gina K Pure Luxury White paper. I was curious, I knew Copics worked really, really well. Same with Prismacolors. But watercoloring, well, I hadn't tried that on Gina's paper yet.
Both of my cards use the July Card Kit set, Seeds of Kindness.
I chose to try watercoloring with Memento markers that I scribbled on a piece of plastic. After scribbling, I picked up color with a waterbrush. Since this isn't traditional watercolor paper one needs to be gentle in the water application and ensure that color isn't scrubbed into the paper, but rather gently applied. As you can see, a watercolor effect can be achieved when using GKPL paper.
A couple other tidbits about the cards:
- Simple card color schemes with stark black mats allow the watercolored images to pop
- Select flowers are popped up with dimensional foam
- Ivy leaves and pot are popped up with dimensional foam
- Silver brads add "just" the right accent
For even more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these designer's links:
Valerie (that's me, of course~)
We'd also like to invite you to attend our Release Party this Thursday, July 1st starting at 7 pm central on StampTV! There will be challenges, contest questions, and more samples from our designers on all the new stamp sets being released this month! We'd love to have you join in on the fun!
Stamps: Seeds of Kindness
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Charcoal
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx, Lovely Lavender, Vibrant Violet, Creme de Menthe
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts with a View
Other: Memento markers, Waterbrush, Silver mini brads, Corner rounder, Dimensional foam