12 October 2023

VIDEO | Add Sparkle to Watercolours

Hello there, today I have a tag and video to share with you adding sparkle to watercolours. There are sparkly/iridescent watercolours available, but if you didn't want to buy them, I wanted to share a way that you can easily add sparkle with shimmer spray. 

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I started off my card by stamping the flower from Altenew Wallpaper Art and the leaves from Altenew Golden Days onto Artistry by Altenew Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper. I then took Altenew Watercolor Tubes in Dark Cyan and Phthalo Green and added a little to a porcelain palette. Using a watercolour brush and water, I painted the flower with the Dark Cyan and the leaves with Phthalo Green. 

I spritzed some Altenew Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray into the palette, picked it up with a wet brush and painted it onto the flower and leaves, focussing it where the darkest colour is. If you wanted to try this yourself and you wanted it all sparkly, you could spray some of the shimmer spray directly into the paint or water. I let it sit to dry for a little while and then fussy cut the flower out with scissors and die cut the leaves out using the coordinating dies

I die cut an Altenew Terrific Tag Die from the same Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper and using the images as a guide, added more Dark Cyan paint to create a simple background around them. Once dry, I added another tag to the back to have somewhere clean to write a personal message. The leaves were then adhered on top with Altenew Glue Tape and the flower with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape

I had previously hot foiled the Altenew Essential Sentiments Hot Foil Plate onto black cardstock using white foil. It was die cut using the Altenew Essential Sentiments Die. Since I had a few of the sentiments left that I had used on a previous card, I added one to the tag with more foam tape. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag and tied in a bow. 


Here is the video showing how I made the tag:

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Unfortunately, it is really difficult to see the shimmer in the photos (you can see it a little bit in the video) but in real-life, it does look really pretty! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

1 comment:

  1. oooh thank you for posting this hunny. I absolutely love a little sparkly sheen but sometimes the pens can be hit and miss! That tag is just stunning. Huge hugs Lou xx


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