Friday, June 1, 2018

Lilac Dreams - Thinking Of You Card - Watercoloring and Smooshing with Distress Oxide Inks


Hello Friends!

Today I'm sharing this super easy and fun to make card featuring the Lilac Dreams set from Ink On 3. At first, I was going to do a no line coloring for this card and then changed my mind when I realized I wasn't going to have the time to finish it. I've been wanting to try this technique out for a while and I am so happy I did because I love the results! 

Lilac Dreams - Thinking Of You Card - Watercoloring and Smooshing with Distress Oxide Inks by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

I first began by stamping out the lilacs onto the cardstock using Juicy Ink, then heat set the images using a fine white embossing powder.

I then smeared some Seedless Preserve and Wilted Violet Oxide ink onto clear acetate sheet, sprayed it with some water then used the sheet to smoosh onto the cardstock, using my heat gun to dry every layer.  I repeated that process a few times until I was satisfied with the coverage. Then I spritzed the entire panel with water and soaked up the droplets with a paper towel, which left behind some watermarks.

Next, I used a detail watercolor brush and added more distress oxide ink to the flowers using the same colors as the background. Then to the leaves added a mix of Forest Moss, Evergreen Bough, and Lucky Clover Oxide Ink.

I finished the card by adding a sentiment from the Water Lily set to a piece of vellum which I wrapped around the card front and embellished with some green crystals.

Lilac Dreams - Thinking Of You Card - Watercoloring and Smooshing with Distress Oxide Inks by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Today also kicks off the 30-day coloring challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin of the Daily Marker which I hope to be able to keep up with. 🤞 Wish me luck! This will be my post for Day1 (Shhhh, technically I did this yesterday so we will see if I have time for another coloring today) Anyone else doing the challenge? Make sure you follow me on Instagram for the challenge as I will not be posting everything I make here on the Blog.


Hope you were inspired by my card today and want to give this fun water coloring technique a try! I appreciate the time you spent here, so thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋

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Lilac Dreams Stamp Set
Lilac Dreams Stamp Set
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Water Lily
Water Lily
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR
Strathmore WATERCOLOR
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Juicy Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
Juicy Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
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Ranger Embossing Powder, .60 oz, White
Ranger Embossing Powder, .60 oz, White
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Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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Oxide Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET
Oxide Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET
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Oxide Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES
Oxide Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES
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Oxide Ink Pad LUCKY CLOVER
Oxide Ink Pad LUCKY CLOVER
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Oxide Ink Pad EVERGREEN BOUGH
Oxide Ink Pad EVERGREEN BOUGH
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Oxide Ink Pad BUNDLED SAGE
Oxide Ink Pad BUNDLED SAGE
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger
Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger
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Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
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Vellum Value Pack 8.5"X11" 50/Pkg
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May Crystals
May Crystals
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Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
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Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Applicator Bottle
Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Applicator Bottle
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
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Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
Elmers X-Acto 12” Base Guillotine
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Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board 12x12
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board 12x12
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