Your response to my “watercolor roses” post last week was overwhelming, and as promised, here are the instructions and a VIDEO TUTORIAL for you! 🙂

This technique originated with Crystal French from Denver, and was demo’d at the Stampin’ Up! Seattle Regional Seminar by Connie Ingram.  Then Sandi MacIver shared the directions on a yahoo group… so I hope I’ve got this reasonably close to what Crystal had in mind… since I never saw the demo … it’s like playing the ‘telephone game’ and hoping you got it reasonably correct after the info passed through a few people 🙂

This is the 6×6 page my students will make in class this week in my Technique Book class:

Watercolor rose 6x6 

Here are 2 other cards I made using this technique:

Watercolor rose cards

Instructions – see Video for more details:

  • stamp rose image (from Fifth Avenue Floral Set) on Shimmery White cardstock using White Craft Ink
  • heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder and the heat tool
  • generously spritz entire embossed image with water in a spray bottle – spray until there are puddles of water, not just wet paper
  • use an Aquapainter to dip into drops of classic reinker and just “touch” the tip of the Aquapainter/ink to each section of the rose – ink flows inside each section (because of the embossing) but will also blend nicely when you touch more than one color to a section
  • use 2 or 3 coordinating reinker colors in any combo you wish (classic ink)
  • I used: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Cameo Coral and Summer Sun on the above samples
  • clean Aquapainter tip in between applying each color
  • let dry, cut out image and mount to card or project. They took approx. 20 to 30 minutes to dry – will vary by climate/weather.
  • I used flowers from my garden for color inspiration – also check photos on google or any rose garden for color inspiration

Video Tutorial:

Now go have fun making your own beautiful roses!!!

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