Sunday, March 15, 2015

PTI MIM #204: Watercolor Smooshing

Let's get this straight right from the start. Betsy showed us her secret way of "smooshing" watercolors…not "smooching" like some people thought and/or typed because of auto-correct. Everyone needs laughter in their life, and that was achieved. The last Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge was to use ink and water to create gorgeous backgrounds using the "smooshing" technique. It's fun and only a little messy ~ at least for stampers like me who don't like to get inky fingers. Here's my "smooshed" birthday card. It's a win-win because it's also masculine ~ yay!

It's pretty self-explanatory, but here's a few details. I "smooshed" my Spring Rain and Ocean Tides background on watercolor paper. After it dried, I stamped the trees and adhered the red birds using Glue Dots. Die-cut the heart border out of Pure Poppy and layered Ocean Tides to ground the trees and place my sentiment. The Birthday Swoosh was easily adhered by using my Xyron. And that's it!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Kraft, Ocean Tides, Spring Rain and Pure Poppy
Ink: Ocean Tides, Spring Rain and Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Swoosh and Through The Trees
Dies: Swoosh, In The Meadow and Heart Border
Other: Watercolor Paper, Acetate, Glue Dots, Xyron and SU Dimensionals


Kathryn A said...

Super smooshing--IT gives great texture to your background! (Autocorrect wants it to be "smoothing" today, and it won't let me take the capitals off of "it". Sometimes I wonder who is in charge...) anyway, love your masculine card!

Marybeth said...

Hi Kathy! Your background turned out gorgeous! Love the trees and your swoosh sentiment!