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Monday, April 7, 2014

Golden Sunshine - Gesso Resist with water-color

Hello everyone!  It's Broni here and I wanted to share with you today how I made my Golden Sunshine card using the Gesso resist technique,  with water-coloring.

I started by taping my doily stencil to  the top of a piece of  watercolor paper.  I applied Gesso using a foam brush, let it dry, then applied another layer.  I also flipped the piece of watercolor paper around and did it at the opposite end.

Next I smooshed (technical term) 3 colors of Distress inks onto my craft sheet - Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China.

I spritzed it with a lot of water then, when the Gesso was completely dry, I turned my watercolor paper face down into the ink.  I picked it up and dried it with my heat tool to keep the cool ink patterns.

I inked around the edges of the paper with some Peacock Feathers ink.

Next I spritzed it thoroughly with water.

I wiped it with a paper towel to give it a softer look and to remove the ink from the Gesso.

Then I stamped the sentiment in gold and also embossed it in gold.  I spritzed and dripped on some gold ink and added some gold bling.  It was added to a white card base using foam mounting tape.

And that's it for me today!  

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit!  I hope you have a very inky day, and we all hope you'll try to play along with us in this month's ePlay challenge - WOOD!


Julia Aston said...

Love the watercolor look on this Broni - and the wonderful touches of gold - it's a great accent for the blues you used!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful, soft, watercolor background, lovely card, Broni with great technique

toni said...

Gorgeous soft dreamy colour I love the combination of the soft turquoise with the little splashes of gold. X

Tracy said...

Oh my Broni, adore your soft toned card and beautiful sentiment with the gold!!

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Oh the watercolor! Oh the gold!!! This is stunning and I want one:o)

Andiepants said...

My fave watercolor technique right here girl...but the color combo blew me away. Never would have thought of gold and teal blue! Looks mahvelous!!