Hi there! This week the Tombow team has been sharing cards/projects with a pink theme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and all of the Warrior women who have had breast cancer.
I think if you ask anyone, they will say that they have either battled breast cancer or held the hand of someone who has.
The card I am sharing today is for all of them. This card has a bit of a vintage feel, yet soft and powerful with pink tones.
The technique I used for this card is one that I call Glazed Watercolor Technique. It is simple, fun and quick!
I started this card by pulling out the Noble stamp from Penny Black and applying Tombow Dual Brush Pens directly to the rubber. The colors I used are:
Leaves: 126 and 098
Flowers: 772, 723 and 761
After coloring directly to the rubber, I gave the stamp a few spritz with some homemade shimmer spray (recipe below) and then I stamped it onto some 140# cold press watercolor paper and held it there for a count of 10. Carefully lift the stamp and allow image to dry.
Now here comes the fun....glazing part...okay it isn't really glaze, but it looks that way when finished. I inked the stamp with Versamark ink and overstamped the watercolor image (be sure your image is dry) a little to one side or the other as this gives a bit of a shadow. Emboss with clear embossing powder. Use the Tombow N95 marker to add some light shading to the side of the image that is not covered by clear embossing. See, I told you the technique was easy.
I would love for you to give my technique a try, if you do please come back and leave me a message so that I can check it out and show you some love!
Now, here is the recipe for the homemade shimmer spray:
In a fine mist spray bottle add a little bit of Ranger Perfect Pearls in whatever color you prefer and then fill with water. Give the bottle a shakey shake and you are ready to go. If you like a little sparkle, just add a little powder. If you like a lot of sparkle, add a little more. I always start with a little and adjust as needed.
I used Tombow's Xtreme Adhesive and Foam Tabs to hold everything together. This is a great combo when you are using heavier paper like watercolor paper.