Using Watercolor Crayons!

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You might have read the announcement from Stampin’ Up! yesterday that the Watercolor Crayons and the Watercolor Pencils are being discontinued.  When the  current supply is exhausted….that’s all there is. [How sad.]

Here’s one way to use the Watercolor Wonder Crayons.  This is done on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  It works fine but you must be careful about using water because the paper will start to pill and wear through if you use too much or scrub too hard.  I suggest using Watercolor Paper (#122959) (I will show you the difference tomorrow).  I stamped (using a VersaMark pad #102283) and embossed (using Black mixed with Iridescent Ice Emboss Powders) a solid image stamp on the Whisper White card stock.  I then scribbled different colors of the Watercolor Crayons over the paper.  Use any and as many colors as you like – there are no wrong ways to do this technique.

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Take your Aqua Painter (#103954) brush and squeeze some water into the brush then gently blend the colors to your liking.  If you want a section to be brighter, then add more crayon over the area and gently blend.  Since the image is embossed, as soon as the paper has dried, you can take a paper towel and gently wipe off the crayon colors that are on the image.  I think this one needs a little more color!

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Alright!  Here are two cards using this method.  As you can see, the watercolor crayon backgrounds are never exactly alike even thought they used the same colors and same embossed image!

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You can order the Watercolor Wonder Crayons, the Aqua Painter brushes, Whisper White card stock, Watercolor Paper or any other supplies from my Online Store.   Don’t forget….

FREE Shipping on EVERYTHING for Three Days!

From Stampin’ Up! Headquarters, April 4, 2013  We’re excited to let you know that we are offering FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8 (excluding expedited orders)! That’s right. There are no minimums or limits and all order types qualify (customer, workshop, and online).  Did we mention that the free shipping is on everything?

Happy stampin’ !    -Sandra-

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