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Video with Verity: Quick and easy embossed watercolouring

Hello, it's Verity with another video and blog post as a Creative team member for WOW! In today’s video I've got a quick and easy heat embossed watercolouring card for, and what’s so great about this is you don’t have to be a perfect watercolourist to get the look. If you struggle with no-line watercolouring then this could be just for you. Heat embossing acts a little barrier between different sections of the image preventing the colours from bleeding into one another. I’m also using some fabulous Earth Sparkles with Paper laze to create a lovely textured background. So lets get started.

Quick and easy embossed watercolouring  Video Tutorial:

 (You can view this directly on WOW! Embossing Powder YouTube Channel HERE)

 Quick and easy embossed watercolouring  written tutorial:

For this card, we're going to use the Pucker Up stamp set along with the Watercolour Brush Strokes stencil from Picket Fence Studios. Start off by taping the stencil down over some Gina K Soft Stone cardstock. To create the background, add some Snowdrop White Paper Glaze from Picket Fence Studios to one side of the card panel with a spatula. To get even pressure so the glaze doesn’t squidge under the stencil at different points use a Stencil Pal from Therm O Web to drag the glaze over the card. Now make sure you drag the glaze in the same direction of the stencil stripes, again to reduce the chance of the glaze seeping under the stencil. Once you have good coverage, you may want to use a small spatula to go over and smooth out any imperfections.

Now, to give it a little more interest, we can add some WOW! Earth Sparkles in Hammerhead. As the paper glaze is still wet, we can sprinkle the glitter over the glaze and it will stick drying with the glaze. Todo this, use a small metal spatula to gently sprinkle the glitter over the panel and then tap off any excess.

For the watercolouring part of the card, place the Pucker Up lemons stamp into a MISTI with some watercolour cardstock and ink the stamp up with WOW! Clear Ultra Slow drying embossing ink. As we're stamping onto watercolour cardstock,  repeating inking and stamping to make sure you get a good impression on this textured surface.

To tie in with the other colours on the card so far, cover this with WOW! Metallic Silver Superfine embossing powder and heat set. The superfine version will ensure it keeps all that fine detail in the stamp.

To start watercolouring, use you Altenew Watercolour 36 pan set. I’m sticking with traditional colours here with my painting and colouring the lemons in yellow. It’s why I went for a silver-grey scheme in the rest of the card to allow the yellow to pop. Now you can choose any colour if your prefer rather than sticking to tradition. 
What's great with watercolouring when heat embossing is that the heat embossing resists the water. So even if you aren’t the neatest and you paint onto the lines, the colour will not dry on the heat embossing. Also, the heat emboss creates wells within the image, containing the water and colour – to an extent. If you complete ly flood it with water it could overspill and bleeding will occur.
After all the colouring is complete, cut out the image either with the coordinating die or fussy cut with scissors. Once the panel is dry, foam mount it onto a card base made out of Gina K Slate cardstock having timed the panel down to 5.25” by 4".

The lemons were foam mounted onto the panel offset to one side and the sentiment ‘Sweet with a little sass’, which comes in the Pucker up stamp set, was heat embossed in white onto black card. This was foam mounted off to one side. 
To bring in touch more yellow to the card, I’m using my pick-me up tool and liquid glue to adhere a few sequins from Lucy’s card – this is the Lemon Martini mix.

Quick and easy embossed watercolouring  Supplies:

WOW! Supplies:
  Other supplies:
Affiliate link used: Altenew (ALT), (SB), Hero Arts (HA), Craft Stash UK/US (CS / CS US) and Picket Fence Studios (PF) All other links are not affiliate: Bumbleberry Papercrafts (BP)
Pucker Up Stamp - Picket Fence Studios Pucker Up Stamp - Picket Fence Studios Shop at: SB | PFPucker Up Die - Picket Fence Studios Pucker Up Die - Picket Fence Studios Shop at: PFWatercolour Brush Strokes Stencil - Picket Fence Studios Watercolour Brush Strokes Stencil - Picket Fence Studios Shop at: SB | PF
Watercolour 36 Pan Set - Altenew Watercolour 36 Pan Set - Altenew Shop at: ALT | BP | SBSnowdrop white Paper Glaze - Picket Fence Studios Snowdrop white Paper Glaze - Picket Fence Studios Shop at: SB | PFSoft Stone Heavy Weight Cardstock - Gina K Designs Soft Stone Heavy Weight Cardstock - Gina K Designs Shop at: BP
Slate Heavy Weight Cardstock - Gina K designs Slate Heavy Weight Cardstock - Gina K designs Shop at: BPStencil Pal - Therm O Web Stencil Pal - Therm O Web  Shop at: SBOriginal MISTI - My Sweet Petunia Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia Shop at: ALT | BP | SB | HA
Gina K Designs - Connect Glue Gina K Designs - Connect Glue Shop at: BPScrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4 Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4" white Shop at: BP | SBTeflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn Shop at: BP
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios Shop at: SB | CS (UK) | CS (US)Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers Shop at: SB | CS (UK) | CS (US)QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers Shop at: SB | CS (UK) | CS (US)
Hopefully, this has inspired you to give heat embossed water colouring a go, and even if you’re not amazing a watercolouring, this is very easy for any level of painter to have a go with. Let me know in the comments below if you love to watercolour.
I hope you enjoyed today's video and stay tuned for more to come. If you make a card with this technique, make sure to tag us #wowembossingpowder so we can check your creations out!
Till next week,
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  1. I love the background glittery stencilled stripes Verity, and the silver embossed lemons over the top go beautifully with some great watercolouring. A brilliant card! x


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