Hi there! It’s Tuesday again, and that means we are sharing something creative with you here on the blog!
I’m sharing two of my favorite things with you – stitched die cuts and ink blending! The new Party Balloon Dies is a wonderful set that is full of endless possibilities, and that stitching detail along the edge is the perfect detail!
I started by die cutting three different balloon sizes out of white cardstock.
I then applied ink to each balloon, making sure to blend darker color at the tops. I also sponged ink onto a piece of watercolor paper for the background. I used Distress Inks as they are very reactive to water, but other water based inks will work as well.
To create texture, I sprinkled on clear water to each layer, let it sit for a few seconds, and then gently dried it with a paper towel. After each layer had dried, I splattered on some I coordinating watercolor paint. I wanted just a bit more depth on the background layer so after the turquoise paint was dry I splattered on a bit of white paint.
I was on such a roll with adding texture that I just had to add some more! :-). I applied some clear glaze to the tops of the balloons and then sprinkled with a fine prisma glitter.
Thanks so much for joining me here today!