WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
SBM Carta watercolor card 5 1/4 x 4 1/4"
Black card 5 1/2 x 4 1/2"
Scrap Carta card and black card (for the sentiment).
Thirsty Brush Beauty Is In The Eyes Creative Stamps
Thirsty Brush Abundant Lush stencil
SBM Hybrid Ink Pad: Midnight
SBM Premium Dye Ink pad: Fandango, Ocean
WOW heat tool
White gel pen
Water spray bottle
Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet
SBM Magnetic glass mat
Perfect Together Glue
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Apply a little of the Fandango ink on to your glass mat, spritz with water and "smoosh" with your Carta watercolour card, to pick up the ink. Give it a quick blast with the heat tool then repeat, using the Ocean. You can leave to dry naturally, but a heat tool will suffice if you're impatient!!
Using your Ocean ink pad, rub it around the edges of the card, in a downward motion, to create a grungy frame around your background.
Using your blending tool, apply the Fandango ink randomly through the Abundant Lush stencil, applying more intense colour in some areas, to give depth and dimension to your background.
Ink up the gorgeous Beauty Is In The Eyes stamp, with the Midnight hybrid ink and stamp in the middle of your background.
Once the ink is dry, colour in with your watercolour paints.
Ink up the "Gorgeous" sentiment stamp, with the Midnight hybrid and stamp randomly on to your inky background, around your focal image.
Ink up the "Beautiful" sentiment stamp and stamp on to a scrap piece of Carta card. Trim down, ink around the edges with the Midnight, then adhere to a piece of black card and trim that to size. Adhere in the bottom left corner.
Use a white gel pen to add accents and highlights to your artwork, before adhering on to the black card, cut to 5 1/2 x 4 1/2".
Our Emma left this unmounted, but you can mount on to a 6 x 6" card blank, or put it in a frame or shadow box, or adhere it in an art journal...the choice is yours!!