Monday, March 8, 2021

White Wash Technique for Monday Morning Live

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 Today, on my Monday Morning Live Facebook post, I will be sharing my favourite colouring technique, the White Wash Technique. It's a perfect one to use with the Simply Succulents stamp set because it creates a really pastel effect with whatever colours you are using. It involves embossing an image in White Stampin' Emboss Powder on Crumb Cake cardstock and then white washing it with a runny mixture of water and Whisper White Craft Ink. Once that dries, you use Stampin' Write markers and a Blender Pen to blend the ink from the markers with the white craft ink giving a very pleasing pastel effect. You can watch me demonstrate this on the video after I upload it here.

Here's a closer look at the final result:

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  • I wanted to create a pastel on white look, so I started with a thick Basic White cardstock base, and I used another 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Thick Basic White cardstock to die cut the large succulent design for the background. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to add that to the card base.
  • On a piece of 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock I stamped the images of the large succulents, the pot, and the medium single succulent in Versamark Ink and heat embossed them with White Stampin' Emboss Powder, using the Heat Tool.
  • Using a Water Painter and some White Craft Ink from the Refill, I made a runny wash and painted over all the images with the craft ink. I then let it dry completely. (I helped it along with the heat tool on the low setting.)
  • Using Stampin' Write Markers, I added small lines of colour on each leaf or area of the succulents and blended the ink into the white using a Blender Pen. I used Mint Macaron, Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather and Purple Posy.
  • Once these were dry, I die cut the images using the Potted Succulents Dies and assembled them as shown above. The extra leaves at the top were die cut from Soft Sea Foam cardstock measuring 4 1/4" x 2 3/4".
  • I used a scrap piece of Crumb Cake to heat emboss the sentiment from the Simply Succulents stamp set with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and die cut it with the small label die from the Potted Succulents dies.
  • Everything was added to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Stay tuned on Wednesday and Friday, because I'm planning to use this same technique all week. Wednesday will be with this same stamp set, Simply Succulents for the  What's New at SU Blog Hop at 1 pm. That one has a different idea for a White on White background. On Friday, I will use it with the Butterfly Bouquet Suite, which you can still get.

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The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle is an early release product from the new upcoming 2021/22 Annual Catalogue, but the Butterfly Bijou 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper are only available during this promotion until May 3.

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