Thursday, June 2, 2011
A Flower for All Seasons - A fond farewell
The Aqua Writer (pg. 195 of the current catalog #103954-2/$16.95) makes watercoloring easy from either an ink pad, reinkers, or even marker pens. I prefer the aqua writer, but some prefer the blender pens (pg. 195 - 3/$9.95). They both can be used with watercolor Wonder Crayons or Watercolor Pencils (pg. 194). Here are some hints from our Stampin' Up! website training:
1) Dip the tip of a blender pen on to the corner of a Stampin' Pastel, then apply color to the stamped image.
1) Brush the tip of a blender pen, Aqua Painter, or wet watercolor brush directly on the tip of a Watercolor Wonder Crayon, then apply color to the stamped image.
1) Color a section of the stamped image with a Watercolor Wonder Crayon or Watercolor Pencil. Then use a blender pen, Aqua Painter, or wet watercolor brush to blend color as desired.
1) Press the closed lid of a Classic Stampin' Pad down against the inked pad, then open the lid. Use a blender pen, Aqua Painter or damp watercolor brush to lift the ink from the small pool of color in the lid and apply to stamped image.
They recommend watercolor paper. I personally love to use Stazon permanent black ink on our Whisper White cardstock and watercolor on that. Very smooth and neat.