Saturday, November 14, 2015

Twinkling H2Os

The complete card
This is what I created for Artful Crafting Challenge 8: Water Coloring.

My November kit included Springtime Twinkling H2Os, by Luminarte. I have to confess here, that I had never worked with this product before, and wasn't too sure about what to expect.
Twinkling H2Os - Springtime
The colors were absolutely gorgeous, but when they weren't as vibrant on my water color paper as shown, I knew that I was doing something wrong. In the world of creative arts, there is only one rule -- "Know your tools"; so it was time for some research.

Twinkling H2Os, unlike other water colors are extremely concentrated (75% more than the regular watercolors, as per the company), and therefore, they must be activated with water, atleast 10-15 minutes before you apply them. This is where I was going wrong, I was using them like regular water colors, and that is why the results weren't as expected. Once I misted the pots, and began painting after 10 minutes, I had some beautifully vibrant pearlised colors on the same water color paper. 


Happy with the results, I began working on my DT project. In keeping with all the glimmer, I decided to make a Wedding-ie sort of congratulations card.
Step one: stamp and heat emboss the image
Step two: color it
Step three: stamp the sentiment
Step four: assemble the card.

A close up of all the "Twinkling"

I my opinion, Twinkling H2Os give the project such a grand finish, that the watercolor paper seemed way too dull against it. So, to bring it to life, I coated all the white spaces with Perfect Pearls. This gave it a beautiful off whitish pearlised background.

The angled card
Supplies used:
Twinkling H2Os - Springtime
Altenew - Grapevine Crisp Ink
Altenew - Persian Motifs
Ranger - Gold Embossing Powder
Ranger - Perfect Pearls
Watercolor paper

To see all the inspirational projects put together by the awesome DT, and/or take part in the challenge, hop over to Artful Crafting.

Happy Crafting!




 

21 comments:

  1. beautiful colouring Saba!!! the background you have created with this Altenew set is just superb :-)

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    1. thank you so much Amina! BTW I'm in love with the tags you created = )

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  2. Such a beautiful card. must take out my twinkling H2Os now. Wish I was eligible for entry into the Challenge. LOL.

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    1. The Challenge is open to everyone across the globe! So come join in =)

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  3. Twinkling it is :) so subtle...lovely :)

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  4. this is gorgeous mA. love the colors and how nicely you have done them. twinkling h2os seem really fun!

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    1. Yup, they are lots of fun Aisha! Thank you

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