Monday, November 10, 2014

Remembering Gina K. Favorites Mini Hop: with bonus video

Last week during the mini hop, I promised a video on a watercoloring technique which I have been using with success on recent projects. While I love the cards I see on pinterest with all the bells and whistles, layers and eye catching baubles, I really have a hard time re-creating those in my craft room.  I wanted to get back to the basics of stamping and just create with what I have!  I have a small fortune invested in stamping products, but today's creations will allow you to keep your stamping budget within reason! 

I grabbed one neglected item from my stamping closet - a watercolor brush - to create this technique.  You can use a regular brush or one with the fancy reservoir with water - it doesn't really matter!  There are other items which you need, but certainly can find either in your stampers stash or in your kitchen (reusable craft sheet (Ranger makes one), or even parchment paper, wax paper or large acrylic block). You will also need a spritzing bottle!  You can buy a mini mister (they come in 3 packs) or use an old bottle of hairspray (cleaned out of course). You may want to grab your heat gun, just to speed up the drying process!


Here are some of the projects I created with this technique I call watercolor smash.  For this card I used two colors of pink Gina K. inks and one red.  I also used Gina K. white ink.  The images were stamped on watercolor paper and adhered to a base of Gina K. ivory!

  
The best thing about this technique: you do not need to use watercolor paper! I used Gina K. ivory and white paper on these projects! 




The final project was done with ocean mist and turquoise sea!



Here is the video I made showing how to use your Gina K. image stamps to create this watercolor look! Also, be sure to check out the Spectrum Noir tutorial from Kendra!





Let's see what other projects the design team has in store!


Beth Silaika <you are here>
Kendra Wietstock *Spectrum Noir tutorial*




all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

All projects use the Gina K. Fleur De Lis for both images and for sentiments
All projects use Gina K. paper (first project uses a piece of watercolor paper, which is available in most craft stores by the multi-pack). 
All projects use Gina K. inks 
Extra items - sequins, black pearls and crystal gems






30 comments:

  1. What an awesome technique, love the final look you achieved! Makes a wonderful designer paper look. Super easy, GREAT video! (you can also use those cheapo Nana-Style placemats lol )

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  2. Love this Beth! Its funny too, I did a card sorta like this with your set but used another one i did, great minds right? AND excellent video! Loved hearing your voice! :D

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  3. I love your Video! Thanks for sharing… I love this technique also. Your cards are very pretty and I think that font in this set is elegant also. :)

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  4. What a fun video and technique!! Love it!!

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  5. I love this look! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Great technique! I love the soft look of your cards. Thanks for the video.

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  7. Beautiful card and although I never called it by Watercolor Smash, I do recall many times doing this very same thing to create wonderful backgrounds. Thanks for the reminder on how awesome it works and looks.

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  8. That looks so fun to do! I will be giving it a try. Love the end result!

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  9. Thanks for the video tutorial. I love that you used a small image to smash into the ink and then added stamping to it after making the background. I can't wait to give this a try!

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  10. Thanks for sharing this great technique.

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  11. I loved this video. Thank you for sharing it. I can't wait to try it. And I agree, I have so many supplies, I would love to use more of them instead of buying more and more.

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  12. I love the card you did in red. will have to try that example - Thanks for the instructions!

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  13. Love the video Beth! Love your cards..they are beautiful! Love the name too! SMASH!

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  14. This looks amazing going to give it a try this afternoon

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  15. Such a pretty and fun technique! Going to use it for some holiday cards!

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  16. Really pretty card and great technique. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  17. Love your cards, cannot see your video. 😰😏

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  18. Really great technique. Can't wait to try it. And I agree - the font on the stamp set is beautiful. Wouldn't it be cool if there was a sentiment set all in that font style?!

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  19. I couldn't watch the video, it said plug in not supported, but I love the card. Thanks.

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  20. I will be trying this technique also. Looks like fun and I do have the Teflon sheet.

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  21. Really like this technique and so simple. Wonder if I have the Fleur De Lis? Must. Thank you.

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  22. Especially love the butterfly card, thanks.

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  23. Techique is great can't wait to try it

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  24. Beth, I just love your clean, simple style. It is beautiful and you have such an eye for color. Thank you for showing all of your lovely cards.

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