Thursday, July 3, 2014

Simple Watercolor for Friday Mashup

Happy 4th of July to everyone in the US! I hope you have a great holiday weekend and that you are safe out there!

To kick off our Independence weekend Heidi is our hostess at The Friday Mashup and she wants us to use the watercolor wash technique and to create a CAS project, or one with very minimal layers.

Watercolor wash seems to be pretty popular right now doesn't it? Stampin' Up! has several sets that would be great to use with this technique or you can do what I did and just grab the aquapainter, ink and be totally random and abstract about it!

I took some watercolor paper and used the colors Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe to create my watercolor wash background. I then took a stamp from Serene Silhouettes and stamped that in Coastal Cabana across the top of the other colors. The sentiment is from the hostess set Hello Love and I stamped that in Lost Lagoon. I also did some ink splatter on the panel using Lost Lagoon. To finish it off I grabbed the paper piercer and just randomly went around the edge making holes. I didn't want to the lines to be perfect so yes, they are crooked and random :) If the general layout looks familiar to those with keen eyes I was inspired by the card on page 108 in the Stampin' Up! catalog.

We hope you'll stop by The Friday Mashup blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with and then play along with us, we love to see your projects!

  • Create a Project with a "Watercolor Wash".
  • Create a "CAS project or one with Minimal Layers".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "CAS project with a Watercolor Wash".

  • Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
    Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Hello Love
    Paper: Strawberry Slush, Watercolor Paper
    Ink: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Lost Lagoon
    Accessories: Aquapainter, Paper Piercer


    1. I love the Coastal Cabana over the wash - looks fabulous! I always feel I need to stamp in black over a wash... you've inspired me :)

    2. I agree with Tara- the Coastal Cabana was a great way to meld all the colors! So pretty:)


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