Hi, today I am comparing Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments with Catherine Pooler premium refills for a faux dip dye effect on watercolour card. I turn the backgrounds into finished cards with the Mountain of Thanks stamp and coordinating dies by Catherine Pooler and some black heat embossing.
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Faux Dip Dye Effect
Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigment: Blue, Blue Violet, Black
- Start with the Blue aqua pigment and brush the colour across the card using long strokes. Heat set, then add more colour drying the card between each application.
- Add the Blue Violet aqua pigment not as low over the blue colour to leave a lighter blue area.
- Next, mix the Blue Violet with the Black colour to deepen the very bottom area of the card.
Catherine Pooler refills: It’s A Boy, Something Borrowed, Suede Shoes
- Wet the card with clean water and paint It’s a boy refill and heat set.
- Add Something Borrowed refill and build up the colour over the lighter blue colour.
- Again, heat set between each application of colour.
- Keep your brush ‘dry’ to see the brush strokes.
- Finish with Suede Shoes refill and heat set.
- Stamp the mountains, trees and outline cloud from Mountain of Thanks stamp set with embossing ink and heat set with Raven embossing powder.
- Die cut each image.
Aqua Pigment Card
- Adhere the trees on the ‘hills’ from the painting, with foam adhesive squares and liquid glue. And the clouds with foam adhesive.
- Stamp and heat emboss a sentiment from the same stamp set with Raven embossing powder.
- Adhere to a black card base made from Raven cardstock.
- Trim white card, heat emboss three trees and sentiment and adhere to the inside of the card base.
Dye Refill Card
- Adhere the smaller mountains to the card and foam mount the long mountain over.
- Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment in the uncoloured sky area.
- Mount to an A2 black card base made from Raven cardstock.
I kept the mountains uncoloured for a stark dramatic look over the vibrant blue faux dip dye backgrounds. Tasha shared a faux dip dye tutorial a few weeks ago using Catherine Pooler ink pads.
I hope you will try this faux dip dye technique with your liquid or watercolour colouring mediums. Join the customer group over on Facebook, and tag us in Instagram with the hashtag #thelittlepapertree
Find more inspiration by Jeni here at the Tutorial blog