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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Easy No Line Water-colouring featuring Spellbinder’s BetterPress Registration Collection

Hello everyone! Spellbinder's BetterPress Registration Collection is fabulous! Making multicoloured, letterpressed designs couldn't be any easier! Today's cards feature the gorgeous Thank You Blooms. The elements are on individual plates and are positioned on an accompanying registration guide. Each element can be letterpressed in different colours of BetterPress ink which is not activated with water .... perfect for no line water colouring!

  • The registration guide included with Thank You Blooms was taped to the magnetic chase on the BetterPress platform and Porcelain BetterPress A2 Cotton Card Panels was taped to the A2 registration marks on the chase.

  • I began with the sentiment plate inking the blue card with Cosmic Sky BetterPress Ink and the pink card with Mulberry. The platform was run through the die cutter and the plate removed.

  • The plates with the leaves were positioned on the guide and inked with the same colours as the sentiments and run through the die cutter. These plates were removed.

  • Following the same procedure, the large flowers were inked with French Blue on the blue card and Wild Berry on the other one. Saffron ink was used for the small flowers on both cards.

  • The images were coloured with Zig Water Based Markers using Spellbinder's new Water Brush Set. This set comes with three brushes; fine, medium and broad. I used the fine brush for the leaves and the medium one for the flowers. The broad brush would be perfect for painting backgrounds!

  • Although water based markers work best on a smooth card stock like Bristol Smooth, it can work well on water colour paper such as the BetterPress paper I used by working in small areas and wetting it with water prior to adding the colour.

  • For the blue card, I used Deep Blue, Cornflower Blue and Yellow. On the other card, Wine Red, Violet and Yellow were used.

  • The panels were trimmed to 3 3/4" by 5" and black card stock was ct to 4" by 5 1/4"

  • The 1-2 Punch; Corner Rounder& Notch Punch was used to round one card front and black panel corner for one card and three on the other.

  • The card fronts were adhered to the black panels and then mounted on A2 sized card bases.


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