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Technique Spotlight: Watercolor Spritz

When our kids were growing up, we took multiple trips every year to northern Minnesota to visit my sister and her husband. A visit there also inevitably included a trip to the local ice cream shop. A favorite ice cream choice - especially for our son - was the Superman flavor, which looks like this:




A couple of weeks ago when I chose to use the Ice Cream Swirl bundle during What's Up! Stampers, I wanted a similar look to the Superman ice cream at the little shop in northern Minnesota. To get that look, I used a simple watercolor technique using Stampin' Up!®'s Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.


First, I used Blending Brushes to add all my bright colors to a piece of the watercolor paper. The colors I used were Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Azure Afternoon, and Daffodil Delight. When I was done with applying the ink, my watercolor paper looked like this:




I then spritzed the paper with water to allow the colors to blend and even dropped water from my water painter to get some water spots on it. After drying it, I cut a swoosh of ice cream.




(By the way, don't you just love the glass mat under my project? I could get ink on it and wipe it right off, I could emboss with heat directly on it, and there are so many more benefits! You can choose this Glass Mat Studio free with your purchase of the Starter Kit, if you wish!)


I added the Superman ice cream to the top of the cone I stamped and cut out using the dies, then made a simple card around that focal point. One of the things I love most about the Ice Cream Swirl bundle is how big it is.




And it makes perfectly sweet cards like the one I made with the Superman ice cream.



Although it was a couple weeks ago I made this card, it's not too late to watch the process! Whether or not you're a Facebook subscriber doesn't matter. My page is public, and you can watch regardless. Check it out here. See the list of supplies I used to create the card, along with links to the products in my online store, see below.


Happy spritzing!

Amy





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