• Bonnie Crane

Mica Colour Wash Background featuring Spellbinders’ FOREST SILHOUETTE

Updated: Jan 30


Hello everyone! I have a set of cards featuring a gorgeous new stamp by Spellbinders, Forest Silhouette. It has been sized for A2 sized card but I have used it in set of mini slimlines resulting in a blend of beauty and sweetness! These cards were quick and easy! The greatest amount of time was allowing the panels to dry after the colour wash!

The backgrounds for these cards are done with Iuile watercolour paints. They have mica so the shimmer is amazing. The panels were cut from Canson XL Watercolour Paper and painted with the following colour combinations:

  • Eggplant, Jin, Nude Pink

  • Eggplant, Sexy Stranger, Dream

  • China Red, Jin, Tequila Sunrise

  • Ash, Keywest, Silver Fin

  • Ash, Andy the Money, Lounge Lizard

After the panels were dry, they were stamped with Forest Silhouette using Black Onyx Versafine ink. To get a solid image on the textured water colour paper, the image was stamped three times. Three panels were stamped with one half of the stamp and the last two with the other side. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed in gold.

The panels were trimmed down to 2” by 5” and mounted on black sheet foam. Black card stock panels were die cut using Mini Envelope and Nested Card Creator. The foam backed colour wash backgrounds were mounted on the black panel as and then on to card bases measuring 2 5/8” by 5 5/8”.

The sentiments were highlighted with gold confetti topped off with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew giving them a jewel-like appearance.


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