[TT Video] Watercolor Background with Color Lifting by Channin

Hello everyone! It’s Channin here with a new technique video to share with you all! This week I try a technique that the incredibly talented Jennifer McGuire created, color lifting. I just adore the Flora Cat stamp sets and even though this technique works best with bold/solid images, I just had to try it with the Flora kitties.

[Video] Watercolor Background with Color Lifting by Channin

Watch below or on our YouTube channel.

First, I taped down 5.5”x9” panel of watercolor paper onto some firm cardboard with painters tape. I then watercolored a blue background with a semi-moist Royal Langnickel watercolor paint and then let the panel dry. Next, I ink smooshed Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distressed Ink onto my panel and then allowed my panel to dry.

I repeated this process a couple of times till I achieved a slightly distressed and varied look. Once my panel was completely dry, I diecut it with the largest Lacy Layers 5x7 Die to create a 5x7 stitched panel. I then repeatedly stamped and heat embossed two cats and a butterfly from the Flora Play Stamp Set and a cat from the Flora Cat Meow Stamp Set in clear on my watercolor panel.

Once I had my entire panel covered with kitties and butterflies, I re-wet the panel with clean water and then picked up much of the ink and paint that was not trapped under the heat embossing with a towel. I then stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the Flora Cat Play Stamp Set in white on a strip of black cardstock. I then trimmed the cardstock around my sentiment to create a small rectangle. Next, I trimmed some vellum to make a slightly larger rectangle to frame the sentiment and then adhered the two together. Lastly, I adhered my panel to an A7 card base and then I applied foam tape to the back of my sentiment and then adhered my sentiment to my card.

I hope you enjoyed by card and thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

Products:

Flora Cat Play Stamp Set

Flora Cat Meow Stamp Set

Lacy Layers 5x7 Die