Monday, March 9, 2015

Make it Monday: Watercolor Smooshing

OK so "watercolor smooshing"  is a technique where you apply ink to a clear acrylic block that usually holds a polymer stamp.  No stamp this time; instead you spray the color with water and apply to your paper, "smooshing" it a bit to blend the color.  I did a couple of try-sies and found that it really works best when the paper is also a bit damp.  I make a lot of motivational cards and thought "Leap Of Faith" with gold embossing would be great for this one with a vellum butterfly.
A few well-placed sequins to pick up these lovely pastels, and done!

Ink:  Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist (all PTI)
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Lemon Tart
Butterfly Die Cut:  Life Is Beautuful (PTI)


  1. This so pretty! Great sentiment too!

  2. Beautiful, love the sentiment! Thanks for sharing your art.

  3. Polly this is just beautiful! Your colors are light and gorgeous just like your butterfly. I think I will be smooching lots of my cards :)

  4. This is so pretty. I just can't seem to get a lighter smooshing effect like yours.