Oct 27, 2016

Starburst Angel Card

This was my favorite card from October's camp!  I don't know if I have enjoyed any technique in over 20 years of stamping as much as watercoloring with the Wink of Stella.  So very pretty!

Here is a quick 3 minute video to show you how to make this gorgeous card!

A couple of things you will notice as you watch:

I am coloring with ink refills,  you only need a drop or two of each color.  While she would be even more stunning in multitudes of color - this is geared for multiples so you can use it for Christmas cards.

For her wings - they are straight Stella, the gold and the clear.  Her skin I didn't want to sparkle (she isn't in a Twilight novel, lol) so I colored with a blender pen.  When using the refills, always be careful to just pick up a TINY BIT of ink - it is easier to add more than to try to work in a way too dark blob!  You will notice that when I begin, I start on her foot.  Don't start on a main focal point (her face) that was as the ink becomes lighter on your pen you can move to the more important areas.

I always start coloring from the left of the image - and don't fill all the way in - leave some areas of lighter color and even some white.  On her dress you might think at first it looks a hot mess....but the longer you go, it evens itself out.  I start with the lighter color (Pool Party) and once that is finished, I pick up a tiny bit of Bermuda Bay and add that between the very left edges and the darkest edge of the Pool Party.  Once you watch, you will see what I mean!  When you look at the card closely, the coloring is done with a light touch - it is rare that I color in so it is all color from edge to edge

When you have to fussy cut (there is no Big Shot to help cut her out!) don't cut right to the edge of the design, leave a small border of white.




Fuse holds this all together nicely - although the acrylic printed paper is SO pretty - and it gives some depth to adhere it with dimensionals.

Let me know what you think of this card - and if you have any questions about watercoloring!



3 comments:

barb hendrickson said...

I absolutely LOVE your card. A question about coloring with Wink of Stella...
How do you clean the brush before moving on to the next color so as to not muddy the colors? Or, do you use one for each color?
Thank you, and again, stunning card!

barb hendrickson said...

I absolutely LOVE your card. A question about coloring with Wink of Stella...
How do you clean the brush before moving on to the next color so as to not muddy the colors? Or, do you use one for each color?
Thank you and again, stunning card!

Cheri said...

Hi Barb - you simply wipe it on a piece of scrap. if you are careful to not pick up too much of a color and start from the lightest color and work to the darkest...you won't need to wipe off much. doing it as little as possible is good - so you don't waste your stella fluid. if you have used an aquapainter - it is pretty much the same technique!