Let The Heavy Stuff Go

I love this card!! 
Is that wrong of me to say?
If it is, I don't care - I love it!

The background is one of many I made the other day by adding ink to an acrylic block, spraying it with water and then stamping it onto watercolor paper.

The trees are done using a technique that I've been wanting to do but
was feeling intimidated by - I felt I didn't know enough about water coloring to try it.
Well let me tell you - it's not hard and it's fun!

A MISTI is essential for this technique

I used 3 of my zig markers - olive green, mid green and gray brown.
I randomly added color onto the stamp, keeping the darker color more to the center and then sprayed the stamp with water. I then pressed the stamp into the watercolor paper and held it for a few seconds.
I used my heat tool to dry it and then repeated the process until I was happy with the look.

It's that easy!

Now to play some more with this technique!

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!

stamps: Lovely as a Tree (SU), Noteworthy 2 (STAMPlorations)
ink: blue gray, olive green, mid-green and gray brown (ZIG clean color real brush markers), midnight (CP Designs)
paper: watercolor (Canson cold press 140lb), basic gray (SU)
accessories: stitched stackable rectangles (lawn fawn)

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Mac Mable said…
Such a great effect and so artsy. The trees and your background are fabulous x
Glenda said…
Love it...and you're "allowed to" as well! haha! A variation on a technique can make SO much difference. Thanks for sharing with us!
Ina G said…
Love your background for those gorgeous trees. Great sentiment.
sodell said…
Its OK to say you love your card! I love it, too! What a clever idea on how to use the MISTI! I can't wait to try it myself. Thanks for sharing such a cool technique. -Stacy