Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday-Faux Watercoloring with Pastels

So good news my order has shipped, hopefully it will arrive Wednesday. So until I get the new stuff I want to focus on some of my favorite retiring stamp sets.

I'm really going to miss this one, Heartfelt Thanks. Today I'm going to show you a fun technique, where the end result looks like you watercolored it but you didn't. I'm using our pastels. I think that they aren't used as much because people don't really know what to do with them. I often don't use them because I don't keep them in reach of my working area so I often opt for markers or another coloring medium. But the pastels are a great way to get all 48 colors for an affordable price. But let's get on to the project.

For this technique you'll need white embossing powder, versa mark, black cardstock and your pastels, and something to apply the pastels with-I just use q-tips they work great!

Stamp and emboss your image on black with white EP.

Then using the pastels and your q-tip start coloring on the embossing powder. I'm using Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Old Olive powders for this flower. Start with the lighter colors then shade with the darker ones.

Here's what it should look like when your done.

Now use the eraser that comes with your pastels and clean it up a little. Just erasing the pastels on the black, not on the EP. Don't you just love that little eraser!

Attach to your card and you done. The glossy EP and the pastels give the look that it's watercolored but there's no water involved and it's super easy-I think even easier then watercoloring.
Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow!


Becky said...

This is beautiful, and I have never tried this before but it looks like something I am going to try.

Rosella said...

WOW! How beautiful! Thank you so much for showing us how you did this. Looks like something I could work with!

Martha said...

Oh I love it, gonna give it a try