it’s the 25th so i’m sharing my DT card for the monthly rudolph days challenge, which runs until the last day of the month. visit scrappymo’s blog to be inspired and have fun!
as usual, i painted the sky and this adorable Darcie’s reindeer with twinkling H2Os, added some snow, a snow drift and a die cut sentiment covered in stickles.
i’ve painted most of my images with twinkling H2Os for years; i love these shimmery watercolour paints! if you haven’t tried them yet, i’d like to share some tips to show you just how easy they are to use.
Twinkling H2O Tips:
- Activate: spritz the paint pot(s) to activate.
- Wait: put the kettle on and wait at least 5 minutes for the paint to get to a syrup consistency.
- Stamp: heat embossed images will help contain the paint in each section of an image. for best results, use watercolour paper and a waterproof ink although twinks do blend well on kraft cardstock with a damp brush; too much water and the kraft paper will pill. the small image below measures 1″ wide by 2 1/4″ long and i painted it from dried palette paints that i reactivated.
- Mix: the paint in the pot needs to be evenly blended with the water.
- Paint: either direct from pot method for more intense colour or from a palette where you can add water and/or mix colours. A little goes a long way!
Any unused paint on a palette (disposable palette paper, plastic, or my preference – a white corelle sandwich plate used solely for my paints) can be covered (with a paper towel, wax paper or teflon sheet) when dry and reactivated later with a damp paint brush.
- Store: if you do want to keep the lids on for storage, let the paint completely dry in the pot; otherwise the lids will glue shut.
Twinkling H2Os Sale at Colourarte: 20% off small jars for the month of April. No coupon required; discount will be applied at checkout.
Twinkling H2Os videos at Colourarte.
if you have any questions, let me know. thanks for popping by.