Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Watercoloring: Shimmery White

I really like to water color and I am always looking for the best paper to get the effect that I want.

The regular white Stampin' Up! card stock does not take water well.  It is great if you are using markers, but too much water makes it pill.  Stampin' Up! has a great 140 lb. cold press paper that works well, but like all cold press, it is rough.

So, what do you do if you want smooth paper.  The heavy white card stock works well.  However, it does not let the color flow quite like I want.  My choice is the Shimmery White card stock.  It takes water well, it does not pill, and it is easy to work with our inks.

These are a few of the cards I have made in the past few days.  Two of them are water colored using the Shimmery White paper.  Hope you enjoy.

Items used:
Card stock:  Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Shimmery White

Archival Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon
Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo (New In Colors 2016-18)

Love & Affection (New Catalog 2016-17),  140764
Helping Me Grow, 141545

Designer Paper:  
Affectionately Yours (New Catalog 2016-17)

Twine, Enamel Dots (retiring), Pearls

Next workshop:
June 12, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Orange, Texas, at 1:30 p.m.

Contact me for more information.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

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