White Christmas Watercolor

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Stampin’ Up!’s White Christmas set is so much fun, giving you a variety of choices to use with the tree setting.  It can be secular or sacred, depending on the images you choose.

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I used Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolor Paper with Aqua Painters and Stampin’ Ink Refills to color my images, after I had stamped and embossed them.  Since it is a watercolor image, you aren’t looking for complete coverage.  It actually looks better with white showing through (unless you are close up – ahem).

Coloring Tip – to make your water coloring dry faster, use rubbing alcohol instead of water, or a combination of both, if you are worried about the wash drying too fast.  Water gives you more blending time.

Adding No Fuss Glimmer  – Use the Two Way Glue Pen wherever you want some “see through” sparkles and shake on Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter.    It’s quick and easy, plus it doesn’t cover your design, it just enhances it.  I also added a punched a star in our Silver Glimmer paper, for a solid glimmer design.

Back it up – if your watercolor piece gets very wet, it will warp (like mine).  Where I neatly glued the water color to a hidden mat, it stayed nicely flat, but I did miss a spot near the top, so just make sure you get complete adhesive coverage.  I cut a mat just slightly smaller than my water color paper, so it wouldn’t show.  I placed a piece of scrap paper over the top, and then a heavy book.  After everything was dry and set, I popped the image on top of the Wisteria Wonder card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll come back!  To view my class list or purchase anything you have seen here, go to Stampin’ Bon.

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