Two treats are in store for you today….first, I’ll be watercoloring on black cardstock with beautiful shiny paints. Secondly – you get a peek at the newly renovated MISTI stamping tool! (If you want to see more ideas for the MISTI stamping tool, be sure to check out my MISTI playlist!)

Watercolor on Black Paper

I received some darling stamps from my friend Stephanie at Clearly Besotted Stamps – and the sets (Stitched Mittens and Laugh out Loud) have lots of small images. That made them PERFECT for trying out watercoloring on black cardstock with Finetec paints! I’ve showed you the set of 6 golds and pearls before, but there’s a sweet set of 12 that’s got some interesting colors in it that you might find tantalizing. Watch the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!

Wasn’t that fun? Remember to be careful about how much water you use on the black cardstock; the Bazzill worked, but with some warping. It wasn’t really bad, and flattened out easily by pressing it in a book overnight. But run some tests on your paper to see just how much water you can get away with first.

Sandy Allnock Watercolor on Black - mittens

There’s a set of 6 gold paints (with larger pans than the set of 12) that would also work well – and those paints even come in single pans, too, so you could try out just one or two if you wanted.Sandy Allnock Watercolor on Black - ornaments2 The Laugh out Loud stamp set has some pretty funny sentiments in it….LOL!


Heads up!

I’ve been invited to contribute to a new card class coming up – Tried and True…all about card designs that work! There’s a fun bunch of ladies participating – and it’ll run through the month of November. Check it out here!


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