Loose watercolouring with Aqua Pigments w/Video by Jeni

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Hi, I try to show each colouring medium equal amounts of love but I do tend to reach for Catherine Pooler inks and a blender pen.  For this card, I wanted to use the Aqua Pigment liquid watercolours by Brutus Monroe.  I wanted to colour a floral image and chose the Thankful for Friends stamp set, but I wanted to use a sentiment from another Pinkfresh Studios stamp set.


Video Process

The video tutorial showing the process for this card is on YouTube today, you can also watch it below.


I stamped the flower from Thankful for Friends over a piece of A2 sized Bristol smooth card to make a background.  Stamping with Brutus Monroe embossing ink, then covering with Raven embossing powder. (Don’t forget to use some anti-static powder to stop those stray powders sticking where you don’t want them).


My plan was to make a portrait orientation card but felt that where I’d stamped the stems pointing towards the middle, made this card look better as a landscape.  I picked a sentiment from You Can Change The World, and heat embossed this on a banner strip. (Die cut from the Stitched Strips die set by Trinity Stamps).



Adding colour

First, I cover the background with Pearl aqua pigment, then add Blue Green over the flowers. I don’t worry about going outside the lines – I want a loose look.  The Pearl colour reacted with the Blue Green colour and left strange fussy edges (you can see this in the video).  I colour over the background again with more Pearl colour and let the colours mix.



Finishing the card

Trim the background panel smaller to leave a border and adhere to a card base.  I adhere the sentiment strip flat to the card and trim off the excess. Finishing this shiny glittery card with three silver sequins.


I really need to use the Aqua Pigments more often and find out all the wonderful things they can do.  Maybe I should work on a liquid watercolour series and make one card a month that uses the Aqua Pigments.


Find the basic craft supplies here and which ink works on which card for the best results at the blog post: Basic craft supplies – card and ink here.  Contact us if you think there is some product that we are missing from this list.


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