Watercolor Roses

Good afternoon! Oh my gosh it is so beautiful here in the Northeast today! It's actually going to get hot this weekend! I know some of my friends from around the country (esp. Gery from Louisiana, hi Gery!), are going to laugh when I say it's going to be hot…but 80-85 is SO hot for us right now!! Anywho…since I don't have any roses growing in my yard, I thought I'd whip up a few that don't need to be watered 😉

This awesome technique was shared at the Seattle SU! regional, and has been quite a hit since Sandi McIver shared it on SUDSOL (a website for demonstrators). I've been playing around with it, and would like to do many more flowers, but really wanted to put a card together right away because I love it so much!! So here's what I came up with:

Watercolor-manhattan

This would make a nice wedding card wouldn't it? So this technique is kind of messy, and takes a LONG time to dry, but I love the result!! Here's what you do…stamp your flower in VersaMark on Shimmery White card stock, then emboss it with White embossing powder. Then spray water on it, and there will be puddles all over…yes, use THAT much water! Then add color to the petals with your aquapainter and reinker, that simple!! I left mine to dry overnight, but I suppose you could hit it with the heat gun too!

I'm sure this isn't the end of the roses you'll see from me, but why don't you try some too? Have fun, and thanks for stopping by!

4 thoughts on “Watercolor Roses

  1. Hey right back at ya! I’m glad you’re finally warming up in your neck of the woods. Unfortunately, that means we will be “perspiring” down here in mine.
    LOVE this card – and sounds easy-peasy to do (except the waiting part.)

  2. i was brought here by another link and i am so happy to have found you. this is a gorgeous card! i think i may have this rose (or a similar one?) so i’m going to have to root around and find it! thanks for the inspiration!
    sandyh
    sandyha@comcast.net

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