Play with your Supplies – It’s fun!

Hello crafty friends. A while back, I spent some time experimenting watercolour powders. They have long fascinated me with the way they are made up of granules of different colours which blend to give the final colour. Brown is the most amazing of all, but today I’m going to show you a card where I played around with the possibilities of an orange powder. For this project I’ve used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in Hag’s Wart Orange.

I stamped this gorgeous cake image from Concord and 9th in Antique Linen Distress Ink onto watercolour paper. Sadly this stamp is now discontinued, but this project would also work well with a floral image. I used a stamp platform to do the stamping, and left the stamp in the platform, as I would be stamping and embossing again later.

I coloured the cake and cake stand with Copics. Copic markers and embossing powder are not a good combination – hence the two step process. I also got started on two of the sparklers at this stage, because I wanted to be sure they’d work just how I’d imagined them before I spent too much time on the cake!

The cake and stand are coloured two sparklers have their colour

I restamped the cake image and heat embossed with Copper coloured embossing powder from Ranger once I’d finished with the Copic markers.

Leaving the stamp in the stamp platform makes restamping easy

I then sprinkled a little orange Magical powder onto a plate, and use a wet brush to mix tiny amounts from different places with water to get a range of colours from pinks to yellow/oranges.

By using just a little powder, you can get oranges and pinks from this one Magical

I used these colours to watercolour the flowers on the image.

I stamped and heat embossed the sparklers in Ranger copper. I sprinkled a little of the Magicals powder near the centres and spritzed outwards with water, drying with a heat gun when I was happy with how far the colour had spread. I then spattered the whole image with watercolour powder mixed with water.

I cut the image slightly smaller than the card base using this Stitched Rectangles Die and attached it with foam tape, wrapping the sentiment around the panel. The sentiment was stamped onto vellum with Versamark ink, and embossed with Hero Arts White embossing powder. I then added Glossy Accents to the icing and tray, and allowed it to dry.

I hope you have enjoyed following through the process. I usually just post pictures of my finished cards. Tell me what you think. Was this helpful?

I hope you enjoyed my play – making a card featuring a single colour! Until next time, enjoy playing with your stamps and supplies, and I’ll be back soon to show you what I’ve been up to. Stay safe everybody!

Blessings,

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.

Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 1
Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 1
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P&M
Fabriano Artistico extra white watercolour block
Fabriano Artistico extra white watercolour block
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B
Copic Markers 36 set
Copic Markers 36 set
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B
Ink on 3 Fadeout ink
Ink on 3 Fadeout ink
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SBC
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
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SBC | HA
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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SBC
Distress Ink Antique Linen
Distress Ink Antique Linen
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SBC

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