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Painting Transparency


Hello friends! It’s time for an additional holiday treat for you from Ellen Hutson…it’s a small release, and a bunch of the products are the dies to match stamp sets you might already have. Sweet, huh? Check out the full release HERE….and let me show you cards with two of the new dies!


Painting Transparency

I was playing around with some of the sets of dies in this new release – and wanted to find a way to paint them! As I was testing out ways to lay out the flowers and accidentally overlaid edges of some and watched the bleed together, I got excited to see if I could deliberately make it happen. This would work with lots of die or stencil shapes – and with more than watercolor pencils too!  Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The idea would work great with the leaves in the die set too – but it’s so pretty with the empty flower shape….I love the soft, transparent blending that happens with wet pencil next to wet pencil!

Sandy Allnock Painting Transparency1

The sentiment from the Scribbles set was bent on a curve, and perfectly matches the little line of pretty ornaments. I added some Glossy Accents to polish off the card!Sandy Allnock Painting Transparency2

Bonus this afternoon!

I’ll try a similar idea LIVE with Copics on Periscope this afternoon, so I hope you can join in for that!

Next stop on the bloghop!

What’s a new release without LOTS of inspiration? Hopefully you came from Lisa Adametz‘s amazing blog – next you need to hop on over to the talented Teri AndersonAnd if you get lost – go to the CLASSroom for the full list!


And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post with a valid email address by October 27th! (And you realize what this means? If you want to get the products I used here today – you can do it before they’re out, and still get something else if you win! Sweetness!)

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by October 27th, with a valid email address; winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, October 30th!


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

374 thoughts on “Painting Transparency

  1. Wowzer! Simply amazing!

  2. Love watching you color in these images; neat idea to draw your own images inside the dies. Thanks for all the tips!

  3. such a cool technique!!

  4. Beautiful results, Sandy, and great video! bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

  5. SO BEAUTIFUL!! LOVING the Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  6. Very cool! What a great prize too! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @

  7. Unbelievably creative and colorful! Thanks for sharing such a cool technique!

  8. I love this technique … it ends up giving a really typical artistic look….. Its amazing

  9. Wow! Beautiful

  10. Thanks Sandy, I am so pleased to have watched a video of yours. These cards of yours are delightful and your technique adapts to both with ease. Thank you for showing me the ease with which you used the die cuts.

  11. Such pretty cards Sandy. I love the soft colors on both of them. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Those cards are so gorgeous! Like seriously beautiful.

  13. Wonderful clean and simple look! Your card is so beautiful.

  14. All looks great! Thanks for the giveaways!
    🙂 Michelle

  15. As always, your cards are beautiful.

  16. I really love the watercolor on both cards:) very nice

  17. Just beautiful! Thanks for the video and inspiration.

  18. Really really beautiful! Love the soft artistic images.

  19. I love the look of these watercolored images! So very pretty and it looks like so much fun to do! Thank you so much for sharing how you created these so I can give this technique a try!

  20. Love these cards! Awesome!

  21. Love this! Can’t wait to try…it’s absolutely lovely…

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