Sunday, March 6, 2016

CTMH Watercolor Blog Hop

For the March CTMH  Technique Blog Hop, we are featuring watercolors or watercolor pencil techniques.  If you are coming from Wendy Kessler  you are on the right track.  In case you get lost, you can get a complete list of participants  HERE. This month we have approximately 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using water color techniques along with a variety of our great CTMH products. To enjoy this hop is quite simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  Here we go! 

I found this idea on Pinterest called "watercolor lifting" by Jennifer McGuire.
This techniques uses watercolors, clear heat embossing and then lifting out the "unprotected" watercolor background.  First, create a bold watercolor background on watercolor paper. After it dries, clear heat emboss images on the water-colored area.  Add water again over the images and "lift" the color away.  Anything under the embossed images stays the same and the background around it is lightened.  EASY!                                                                      
I also added watercolor around the sentiment, so that the colors blended better. 
The Thistle stamp and stark White Daisy needed to be adjusted.

Close up of the embossed images.

I used CTMH watercolor paints, White Daisy CS for the card base 5 1/2 by 4 1/4, Penelope PaperPaket (Thistle)Watercolor Paper,  Sparkles, Thistle Extra ThickTwine Banner Wishes B1438, Woodland Romance D1683 and clear embossing power.

Now, hop on over to Gina Brandstetter's blog to see what kind of fabulous art she's created.  Be sure to drop us a comment, we enjoy the encouragement. Enjoy the Hop!,


  1. This is such a neat technique and something I will definitely have to try! The results are amazing. Love your card!

  2. I might have to break down and buy the watercolor paints after all, this is gorgeous!

  3. Wow, what a neat technique, I can't wait to try this, TFS

  4. This is sooo pretty, love the blue and purple together!

  5. I love that technique and used it for my watercolor hop card also--I guess "great minds think alike" here. Your card came out so beautifully! Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

    1. Thanks, this is the first that I've seen it used as background. It's fun to get a chance to try the Pinterest inspirations. Just found another watercolor resist...So much fun, so little time.

  6. Cannot wait to try this technique! Great color combo too.

  7. Cool technique ~ I really like your card.

  8. Beautiful watercolor wash! Love it!