Hello there everyone; Jennifer here from Caffeinated Papercuts with a fun watercolor project for you! Since our challenge theme this month is Watercolors, I just couldn’t resist pulling out the big, beautiful Hero Arts Circle Christmas Tree Stencil to make some wall art.
To create it, I started with a piece of the Tim Holtz Watercolor paper and used my stencil as a template to rub on some Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with the Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder. I let it cool a little, then rubbed on three different green Distress Inks; Forest Moss, Crushed Olive, and Peeled Paint. After I had the tree covered with ink, I spritzed the bejeebers out of it with Perfect Pearls and let the colors all run together. I’ll warn you, though; they looked kind of icky for a bit, but when they dried…oh my!
The trick is that the heat embossing resists the ink, so you still see your tree and can add some luscious color. I could have also used water instead of Perfect Pearls, but it really adds some shine when you do!
To finish it off I cut a piece of black chipboard slightly bigger than the watercolor paper, added some holes for my ribbon, and glued everything together. All done! A pretty, shimmery holiday decoration in just a few hours.
I hope I’ve inspired you to grab your stencils and join us for our Watercolor Challenge. See you soon, and Happy Crafting!