Welcome to the second monthly blog hop from the Around the World on Wednesday Design Team. The Around the World Blog Hop was created by the beautiful Angie Mckenzie and I am so humbled to have been asked to join this incredibly talented group of Stampin’Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world. The Around the World Blog Hop will go live on the second Wednesday of each month.
This months theme is All Things Crafty II, showcasing our all time favourite colouring tool! I consider the most underestimated yet incredibly versatile colouring tool would have to be the Aqua Painter! It is my all time favourite tool as it makes water colouring so satisfying and I adore how the results are always different!
I love how the delicate flowers from the Bloom and Grow Stamp set pop off the page on the Whisper White background. I have embossed the floral image twice with White embossing powder onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper. Using my aqua painter I like to draw the Night of Navy ink and start at the centre of each petal, adding my colour and then wiping the excess from my nib to then colour in the rest of the petal. This gives a beautiful deeper colour towards the centre of each petal and then fading out to a much softer tone. Water colouring with the Aqua Painter adds beautiful light and dark intonation to any image.
I have water coloured the leaves using Old Olive ink closer to the stem and then using the Aqua Painter I have dragged Garden Green ink to the very tips to give them more depth. Once dried cut your images out with the Budding Blooms Dies. The sentiment You are simply Wonderful is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and then cut to size using your Trimmer. To complete the card I Embossed the centre panel with the Tufted 3D embossing folder and added Linen thread and some beautiful sequins.
It wouldn’t be a day in my craft room without using my Aqua Painter! What is your all time favourite colouring tool? I hope you will give my favourite tool a whirl.
Next up is my beautiful friend Cheryl Miller , I cant wait to see what her favourite colouring tool is!
Love Cazz x
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