Kaleidoscope of Color
If colors are too dark to stamp with black ink, try stamping words with white ink or layer a piece of vellum over the top of the paper to soften the colors and stamp the sentiment on the vellum.
Try die-cutting finished paper into shapes such as leaves and flowers.
Ken Oliver Stitched Water Media Greeting Cards Marco’s Paper Kaleida-Paper black cardstock Ken Oliver Water Media Paper Stamps: DRS Designs (A Hug is the Perfect Gift); Gina K. Designs (Flower Builders) Imagine Memento tuxedo black ink pad Ken Oliver: Color Burst Brights powder set, Liquid Metals Heavy Metals set Spray bottle with water Craft mat Adhesive foam dots Paper adhesive
1. Choose desired Brights color powder and apply it to a sheet of water media paper by gently tapping tip of bottle with finger (Photo 1). Note: Less is more with this powder. If you get too much on your paper, use a dry paintbrush to remove excess.
2. In the same manner as in step 1, apply two to three more powder colors to entire piece of paper.
3. Add three to five drops of Heavy Metals color to paper spaced randomly (Photo 2).
4. Gently spritz paper with water to activate colors (Photo 3). The more water spritzed, the more colors will run and become lighter. 5. If desired, tip paper to allow colors to run. 6. Let dry completely or use heat tool to speed up drying process.
7. Option: If desired, once paper is dry, add more color or add drops of water to create additional interest. Let water sit a bit and then use a paper towel to dab water off.
Cards 1. Cut background paper into 21/2 x 41/4-inch panels. Stamp sentiments onto panels.
2. Adhere panels to black cardstock; trim small borders. Adhere to stitched cards with foam dots. •