Saturday, March 20, 2010

Operation write home SPRING BLOG HOP!



WELCOME HOPPERS, GLAD YOU WERE ABLE TO TAKE TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY AND HOP ALONG WITH US.   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO START AT THE BEGINNING YOU MAY DO SO BY CLICKING HERE!

 Today I thought I would share a tutorial on how to make  gorgeous water color flowers!  I can tell you that they are honestly very addicting and I love making them!  

Have fun, don't forget to leave  comments, it shows us  bloggers a little love. 



Water color flower tutorial!



you will need the following items:

1. RE INKERS 2. SPRITZ BOTTLE 3. SCISSORS 4. TRAY OR LID FOR INKS 5. VERSA MARK 6. WHITE EMBOSING POWDER (OR GOLD, SILVER) 7. HEAT GUN  8. SU SHIMMER WHITE CARD STOCK  (A MUST, FOR THE TUTORIAL I USED GP, FROM WALMART AND IT DID NOT WORK PROPERLY) 

***I am not a su demo, but will give you the order #'s and a contact incase you need one at the end***


First stamp you image with versamark, sprinkle the EP over the image.  Heat set, you may do several at one time as I did here!


After your image is is heat set, give it a rought cut out, this does NOT need to be detailed or perfect.

Now for the fun!


You will want to add a few drops of several re-inkers in  your tray (or whatever u use)
you can use several colors, I've used up to 3 and 4, but play and have fun. 

*now, the reason I use the SU shimmer white, is because the water beads on it, and it stays nice.  I tried for this to use the GP, from walmart, and it did not work.  Please invest in the good paper, you won't regret it.*

Sprtz your paper well, leaving puddles of water on the image.  You'll see lots of puddles and this is good!!



Take your brush, (i used this pen, and some of the ink sucked inside, I would not use a water pen, but a brush) Dip it into your ink and lightly touch your water spots, I tend to go with one color on a few spots, and then with the others around.  play with it, you will be shocked at what you see.  at the end we dumped all the extra ink on one flower and the result was stunning...stunning ...stunning

****as you can see in the picture the water is soaking in this will NOT do that with the the su paper, I am sorry I ran out, and was not able to show you the proper way, your ink will be all puddled up and that is what you want*****

******the final image will be all puddled and not soaked in like in this picture again sorry!*****

Let dry and cut out and use on cards, scrap book pages.  you can also use vellum on this project for a curled look that is fantastic!!!

On my card, I used the real flower with the proper paper, you can see the difference..  


THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR JOINING ME TODAY ON THE OPERATION WRITE HOME SPRING BLOG HOP!  PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT AND IF YOU TRY THIS IN THE FUTURE LET ME KNOW I'D LOVE TO SEE WHAT YOU MADE.

I  AM HAPPY TO SAY THE NEXT STOP IS ,MARIA AND SHE HAPPENS TO BE  A HERO'S WIFE, SHE HAS SOME GREAT THINGS ON HER BLOG SO CHECK THEM OUT!



If you would like to buy the shimmer paper or any other su product seen here  you can visit my friend Sue, (who taught me this tech) HERE!

(shimmer white paper is 101910 and the fifth ave floral is 113734)

120 comments:

Karen Howard said...

Dawn, I love the watercolor flower tutorial and can't wait to give it a try! Thanks so much for putting that together to share with all of us! Your card is very beautiful!!!

Operation Write Home said...

OOooooooh ahhhhhh I love it!! The tutorial is so clear, thanks for making it so even I understand it at 5:25 am! :) :) :)

Your card is so pretty!! Love the colors!

Fabre said...

Hey Dawn - your tutorial is fabulous, thanks for sharing! I have that set so I am going to give it a try soon! Thanks for your dedication to OWH!

Kate said...

The flower on that card is stunning! I haven't seen this technique before. Thank you for sharing it!

Kas said...

Great tutorial! Your flowers are beautiful!

Melissa Bickford said...

Dawn...WOW! I'm in awe of that flower. Just beautiful! Thank you for showing this tutorial. Definitely going to have to give this a try!!

...Darlene said...

Great tutorial thank you for taking time to share. I love the look and will be trying this.

txbluiz said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful flower!

Thanks so much for sharing this technique!

Linda said...

We made these at Sue's house! I found the ones we made and couldn't remember how we made them. Thanks for the tutorial....now I know why you gave me the paper and tray!! Love ya! Mom

KelliStamps4U said...

This is a cool technique! You did a great job on the tutorial!

BonnieRose said...

wow.. love this tutorial.. your flowers are so beautiful! thks for sharing with all of us!

Vieve said...

WOW! Love this technique...thankyou so much!!!

Have to save this link....

Kajikit said...

I don't have any of the stuff I'd need to actually try this technique but your watercolour roses are BEAUTIFUL!

Betty said...

Stunning!

~This Little Scrapper~ said...

Wow what a stunning effect this technique produces I can't wait to try it out!

Windy Robinson said...

Stunning!!! Thanks for the tutorial.

Seongsook Duncan said...

What a beautiful flower! Thanks for your tutorial.

Merry's Musings said...

What a great technique, those are some beautiful roses!

Meg Bean said...

Thanks for putting together this tutorial. Looks like I need to start a shopping list today to try out some of these new products!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow beautiful! What a fab tutorial too. :)

Linda L said...

Great tutorial! Thanks! I love the effect. I think the one in the tutorial looks beautiful. I love the way the colors run and do their own thing. Your rose looks so real. Thanks so much for the lesson.

Jane said...

What a wonderful tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration.

TN Granny said...

Great tutorial, I have always wanted to try this but just don't have the time if I'm going to make it through the list.
God Bless,
JEanine

MarcyK924 said...

Wonderful tutorial, I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

levelsoflight said...

Oh my goodness, you've provided such a great tutorial! I would definitely like to try this out when I have the time. I really liked the color scheme that you used in both roses, as well! Thank you for sharing!

Hannah said...

Thanks for the clear tutorial! I'll have to try this technique.

BJ said...

Thank You for your tutorial! Thank You for all your work with OWH.

Elisabeth said...

Great tutorial Dawn! I'll have to give this a whirl!

PaulaM said...

What a cool tutorial. I suppose that watercolor paper won't work as it will soak up the water? I love the final outcome. TFS

Marianne said...

Dawn
This is a wonderful tutorial. I will need to see if I have any paper that will work today until I can place an order for the SU type.

Jeanne said...

Awesome tutorial. I'm relatively new to card making and haven't seen this technique before. Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to give this a try.

Robin said...

great tutorial
love how the flower turned out!

Karen McAlpine said...

Yes, I have used this tech before and the results are fab. I used four or five shades of pink, coral and red. I really like the rusty oragne colors you choose. beautiful.

Cathy... said...

What a great tutorial! Beautiful results, I'll have to try this. Your card is gorgeous!

Bekah's World said...

So stunning! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I've seen these elsewhere and didn't know how to do them - now I can! YAY!

Darlene Plotinski said...

Dawn,
Great job on the tutorial! I am a SU demonstrator and I just love this stamp and technique. I hope folks order from your friend....it's such a great image to work with.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Dawn and such a wonderful tutorial!!

Jan aka StampQn said...

Wonderful tutorial! Thanks. Jan

Anonymous said...

gorgeous flowers! Thanks for the excellent tutorial. Joanej in Calif.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh Dawn, thank you for the tutorial! One of my SU demo friends showed us how to do this last Nov., I have all the stuff and haven't gotten around to it yet. Today is the day. It kind of reminds me of using the distress inks, it's all addicting isn't it? Happy Saturday!

mom2maddy2000 said...

What a neat technique! Thank you for sharing the tutorial and your beautiful creation!

Trinity Paper Arts said...

Dawn, What a great technique! Thank you so much for taking the time to make the tutorial. This definitely will go into my "idea journal". Blessings, Louise

hiscreation2 said...

What an easy to follow tutorial with such wonderful results! This is a keeper of an idea!
hiscreation2@hotmail.com

Monica said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I will definitely have to try this.

Carolyn Bounds said...

How very stunning!!! I love this beautiful technique!!! I am going to have to give this a try:o) Thank you for all the fabulous inspiration!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Cut n Paste said...

Thanks for the tutorial! The flower is gorgeous!

Velda said...

Great tutorial. I tried this before from a video, with the wrong paper. Your info is fabulous. Thank you so much. Velda

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful tutorial! I really appreciate you letting us know what you tried and what worked. I hope to try this soon!!

Donna Inks said...

Excellent! I love this tutorial. And you are right, you can't get the WOW results without the SU paper.

Thanks for hopping!

Mrs. E said...

Wow! Your flower is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tami B. said...

Such gorgeous color in your flowers. Thank you for the beautiful tutorial.

Lois said...

Often we learn as much or more by our mistakes, so thanks for sharing your mistake (using GP paper)instead of SU paper.

April said...

Just love this tutorial. This is sooooooo pretty!

April

lavendarrose29 said...

Those flowers are so great. I love this technique. Thanks for sharing the do's and donts of them.

andyjay said...

I love how both the flowers turned out! Beautiful! TFS! :)

Heather Lewis said...

Love the technique! Thanks for sharing a new way to add color!

Deborah said...

I loved the directions and pics! I will use this for my stamp club in the near future. I love the way the flower has such depth and dimension with the various colors!

Deonna said...

Great tutorial! Love all of the detail and the flower is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

SuzAnn said...

fantastic card and tutorial. Thanks for supporting OWH

Dixie Cochran said...

Hey! I think I want to try that! Thanks for inspiring me to do something new!

buglvr2010 said...

Thanks for the tutorial...your card is beautiful!

StampinSher said...

What a great way of doing water coloring for a new and different look! Yes, I completely agree with you to have a good quality of Glossy Card Stock, HEAVY Glossy Card Stock works great and that is some times hard to find but I do know that popular craft stores do carry it. Touch and feel it first and you can make up your mind easily. If it is thin like layering paper, pass that one up.
You final project is beautiful. I love the colors on your tutorial and how you showed it spreading with the no so good paper, excellent way to show what can happen but still works. You other card with the colors are fabulous!
Thank you for sharing and I will be doing this technique!
Smilin' Sher

Gloria Westerman said...

This is awesome....thank you for sharing this ....and I will have to give it a try.....your card is gorgeous...

Shelly said...

Thanks for a great tutorial. It's easy to do, but has beautiful results. My favorite kind of project. :)

Tammy said...

Love what you did with the water paints...great tutorial....
smiles...Tammy

rstuck2003 said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial...the flower is gorgeous!!

Nancy Y said...

thanks for the photo tutorial it really helps! I'm going to try this as I happen to have some shimmer paper in my stash!

Martha said...

Dawn,
Great tutorial! I knew I had been saving those old cracked ice trays for something, lol. Water and ink wells. Now I need to find some coated paper. Thanks so much for teaching me something new and cool!

Nancy L. said...

great technique and beautiful card!

Renee said...

Great job on the tutorial - love all the detail. I am definately going to try it!

Jillian said...

Wow - what a great tutorial!! Thank you for sharing your know-how! The finished product is so much more dynamic than the stamp image on it's own...you really made it come alive! TFS!! Happy Hopping! :)

JenMarie said...

Your roses are absolutely AMAZING!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I'm so glad you shared this tutorial! I love making these water-colored flowers, it's so much fun! You've made it a breeze for everyone to try too! High 5's!

SamieVt said...

Not only is your card gorgeous but your tutorial gave a 'work in progress' stamper like me the confidence to give it a try! Thank you so much!

silvia said...

Fabulous tutorial!! LOVE the way your roses turned out!!

Lyneen said...

WOW... your card is amazing the rose almost looks real... great tutorial... thanks for sharing and supporting and Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind words. Good luck in my giveaway

amycatalogna said...

That rose is absolutely beeeaaauuutiful! Wow -- thanks for the tutorial! And thanks for supporting OWH froma fellow blogger...

Marci said...

Your flower is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm a little intimidated but I think I might try anyway.

Collette said...

Wonderful tutorial, Dawn ... I love the orange one you've created, and can imagine done in the blues and purples, would be equally beautiful - Thanks for the tip on the best paper to use.

Shirley said...

Great tutorial and what an incredible effect. I can't wait to try this one. Thank you and this cause is close to my hear too.

Carmen O. said...

Thanks for the Wonderful tutorial! I'm definitely going to have to give this a try. Love your cards and OWH is such an awesome cause!

Niki_Ray said...

Such great flowers

Summer Rose Scrapbooks said...

WOW! That flower is stunning! I have never embossed anything before and I'm dying to try it now!

Corinna
www.myscrapbooklife.com

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Loni said...

Great tutorial! I'll have to try it. Thx for your work for OWH. Hugs, Loni (Stop #55)

~Jeri~ said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial! As a military spouse, I thank you for taking part in this awesome blog hop and in OWH!

Whispers and Wishes said...

wow... I actually like the walmart paper one too... but I like things a little messy... :p

thanks for sharing your tutorial with us! I love your use of colour in the orange flower... very dramatic.

Tassie said...

Love, love, love, your flowers. I can't wait to try them. If I try in the NEAR future, I will definitely let you know!! Beautiful card!!

Maria Levine said...

OMG I love your tutorial! I hardly use reinkers and don't have many but now I might have to pull the ones I have out and try this!! Fabulous!

Ardilla said...

Good tutorial, I understood every word!!!!! Thanks for taking time to teach us...

Jennifer Moore said...

Such a great tutorial. I hadn't thought of using embossing powder to delineate the lines.

Ola said...

I love this tutorial.... the flower turns out beautiful!!

Thanks for Sharing!

xoxo
Ola
okj83 at live dot com

debb said...

What a wonderful tutorial! Those flower are stunning and you know this is going on my to do list! Thank you!

PatQ said...

I love the end result of your technique. Great color choices.

dustypenny said...

Great tutorial!

Lauretta See said...

Beautiful.. thank you for the tut! Your cards are all so beautiful..

Hugs x

Alex said...

WOW! What a fabulous technique! Absolutely stunning results. THANK YOU for taking the time to share it with us!!!

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Your flower and card are gogeous.

Julie said...

What a great tutorial - I can't wait to try it - I have that same rose stamp, too!

JPScraps said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. The roses are stunning!

xyzcunningham said...

As a new card maker, I just love these tutorials that you experienced folks make. Thanks so much. I like the blending of colors.

Kimme said...

Very pretty flowers. Great job!

jengd said...

Gorgeous card and such an easy technique!! Thanks for sharing!

Cr8ive ME said...

Gorgeous card.

Thanks for the tips on watercoloring.

{hugs}
M.E.

Susan said...

Loved the tutorial and both flowers, thank you! but I have a questions...since the paper has been heat embossed and now has the glossy coating of that embossing the paper is covered so why would the type of paper make a difference?

JUST wondering,
Susan

Keira said...

thanks for the tutorial - very inspirational.
Keira :)

Nancy Keller said...

This is awesome! I am going to have to get over my fear of heat embossing so that I can give this a try. Roses are one of my very favorite things. I love your tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

gorotajo said...

That is a gorgeous flower on your card. I love the coloring you did. The card itself is great, too. Nice colors.

Trinity's Designs and Photography said...

Great tutorial!! I love to watercolor, and using re-inkers is a great technique.

Pamela B.

Nancy said...

Dawn,
What a gorgeous card. Love the colors. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Cheryl said...

Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial.

Lovely card! Great colors. The flower is gorgeous

Chris said...

Great tutorial and a gorgious card!

nanavf said...

This is a great tutorial and stunning effects! I tried it right away, but I didn't have the SU paper and you're right, it didn't work. I can see the possibilities and I plan to get some of the right paper and try it again. thanks for sharing.

Trevorstuffmammas said...

Love to learn new things....Thank you soo much!!

Jeanette R. Burke said...

Great tutorial. I have tried this once, but forgot all about it. It is such a pretty effect.

Shannon said...

What a stunning image. I am bookmarking this blog as I will surely try it in the next few days and drop you a line to let you know how it turned out.

Could we use phot paper also to do this technique?

TFS

Northern Girl Stamper

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