SSS Work It Wednesday - Watercolor

Hello Lovely.  Today's card is part of the Work it Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp. The challenge is watercolor and I opted to play with a few of the Distress Oxide Inks from the latest release.  The card inspiration is from Kelly Latevola's Watercolor Rainbow Butterflies video that she did a couple of months back.

I'm a huge fan of using my Distress and Distress Oxide Inks for watercoloring, so I knew when I saw the watercolor challenge on Work it Wednesday that I'd be using one of these inks for this card.


I started this card with some Canson Watercolor paper, stamping a sentiment from the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness stamp set in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then started laying out my butterflies.  I used an acrylic block for the butterfly stamping rather than a stamp press to make the pattern building easier.  Each butterfly is stamped in VersaMark ink and embossed with Clear Ranger Superfine Detail Embossing Powder.

Once my butterflies were embossed I smooshed each of Distress Oxide colors onto my craft mat.  The colors I chose to use were Stormy Sky, Tea Dye, Dusty Concord, Old Paper, and Bundled Sage.  I spritzed each color with a little water and then wet the area around the butterflies with clear water before I began applying the color.  I used a fine-tipped brush to add a bit of color splatter throughout the card, then hit it with the heat gun to dry down all the colors.

After the panel was dry I die cut it using the Simon Says Wonky Rectangles largest die.  I wanted the word Kindness to stand out a bit more so I colored in the open parts of the letters to make it bolder.  To finish the card, I mounted the panel unto a black card base.


Thanks for swinging by.  If you'd like to see variations of this technique you should check out my post 24 Cards in 7 Days.

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