Day twenty-five of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. A watercolour rainbow over sparkly embossing powder.
Laura Bassen made a colourful grid card a few weeks ago — it stuck in my mind and I just had to have a go at my own version.
I stamped the lattice background stamp in Versamark ink on watercolour paper and heat embossed it with iridescent sparkle.
Each patch of colour was created by drawing a line of colour along the lower two edges of the square and then using a damp brush to draw the colour out up to the top point of the square. It was a simple process, but took a little while as you have to colour each square individually with this method, rather than the basic emboss resist technique where you put a wash of watercolour over embossing.
The panel was trimmed to size and mounted flat on a black top-folding card base and a die-cut “hello” was added over the top.
You need very little water on the brush to start the Zig colour moving on the paper.
Inkylicious – lattice background
Mama Elephant – hello script
Judikins – embossing powder – iridescent sparkle
- Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens:
021 light carmine
023 scarlet red
052 bright yellow
045 pale green
041 light green
031 cobalt blue
081 light violet
- paper and card:
Derwent – watercolour paper – 300gsm (140lb)
Papermill Direct – plain black