Stenciling Over a Watercolor Image - Sweet as Honey, Hero Arts

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Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing a beautiful project made with the Hero Arts, Sweet as Honey, stamp and die set. This set is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! 

I've also used my Karin markers for the first time. There's a lot I took away from using them, and a heck of a lot I still need to learn, but so far, they're really nice to use. 

The project: Mini Slimline watercolor

It's no secret, slimline cards are my favorite, and I make a lot! I've made A2 cards for a few years now, so it's still new and fresh to be doing something a little different. 

Along with the watercoloring, there is a little twist to this card - I've stenciled glitter paste over the whole panel! This is a subtle technique, but one that adds dimension, sparkle, and a little unexpected fun to your cardmaking. 

  • Stamp out the image onto watercolor card with Hero Arts Intense Black and heat set. This isn't essential, but I like to do this. 
  • Watercolor the leaves, stalk, and florals with Karin Markers - Almond, abd Blush for the flowers; Olive Green, Olive Black, and Ochre for the leaves; and Black, Sepia, and Praline for the Stalk. 
  • Trim down to 5.75" x 2.75"m then create the background using Cool Aqua, and Turquiose. 
  • Whilst the watercolor background is drying, white heat emboss onto black card, two sentiments, "a little something", and "for someone beautiful". 
  • Once the watercolor is dry, take the Star Branches Stencil and place it right over the watercolored panel. 
  • Next, use a palette knife, and Hero Arts Glitter Paste through the stencil, onto your panel. Allow to dry. 
  • This is a very subtle look, but has a bog impact when you see it in person. 
  • Trim a piece of black card 6" x 3" and mat and layer onto a mini slimline card. 
  • Use foam pads to pop your finished panel onto the layers. 
  • Trim the sentiments and add directly to the center of the card. 
  • To finish, use sequins for another layer of sparkly goodness. 
Once finished, this card is absolutely gorgeous, and I'm really looking forward to sending it to one of my friends next month. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit me today, and I'll be back very soon with some more papercrafting inspiration. 
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