Tuesday, June 5, 2007

How to make a Embossed Watercolor Picture

Well I succuessfully found time to post today. I can see with the children home for the summer it is going to be a challenge to find time to stamp and post. So here is today's HOW TO TUESDAY edition. I'm going to show you how to use your water color crayons to make a soft embossed image.You will need regular Whisper White paper, a Versamark pad, a Versamarker, watercolor crayons, clear and black embossing powder.
Step one is to stamp your image in versamark on the paper, then cover with black embossing powder.
You will then heat set it and it should look like this.
Next you take your watercolor crayons and make some color lines on your image. You are not trying to color it in, you just want the color on the page. I used Ruby Red and Summer Sun. Two colors work the best to get the nice blended effect at the end.
Now take your Versamark and blend the colors together. I went around and blended all the red first, then returned and did the yellow and blended them. Your Versamarker will work like a blender pen and it will not get ruined by the color, you just simple wipe it back and forth on scratch paper to get the color off the tip.
When you have finished blending this is what it should look like. I also used the old olive crayon for the green and went over the top with the Versamarker. Now you will cover this image with clear embossing powder and heat set it.
This is the image after heat setting.
I hope this translates well on the computer and you can see the nice raised embossed image it creates, but yet has the softness of the watercolors.
Here is the finished product. I used my scalloped scissors for the border, and the Palette o Prints Paper. I love this Natural Beauty set, it's one I'm bummed about seeing go. Good luck, post a comment with a link to a picture if you make one.

5 comments:

jodene said...

Very creative,Thanks for sharing!

ink'n'rubba said...

Great idea - thanks for posting with pictures. I shall have a go later today. Annie

beate said...

Great tutorial. Pretty card!!!

Kristine said...

Oh wow! That's beautiful!! :)

Nancy said...

What a great technique --tansk for sharing this.