Happy Rudolph Days And Twinkling H2O Tips

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!

copyright linda@snailzpace.wordpress.com rudolph days april-2

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:

  1. Activate: spritz the paint pot(s) to activate.
  2. Wait: put the kettle on and wait at least 5 minutes for the paint to get to a syrup consistency.
    twinkling H2Os paint pots
  3. Stamp: heat embossed images will help contain the paint in each section of an imagefor 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.
    copyright linda @ snailzpace.wordpress.com magenta bird
  4. Mix: the paint in the pot needs to be evenly blended with the water.
  5. 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!
    twinkling H2O paints on watercolour paper 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. twinkling H2O watercolour paints on a palette
  6. 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.

12 thoughts on “Happy Rudolph Days And Twinkling H2O Tips

  1. WOW Linda not only is your project super cute…love your simple and detailed explanation about the twinkling h20…I have been debating whether to get them or not!

  2. Awww, I love this cute Christmas card Linda! I’ve never worked with twinkling h2o’s but they look like fun to play with! I have some kind of paint pots though that have sparkle in them. Got them forever ago, I think I will get them out and maybe try your tips on them. Thanks for the tips!! Hugs, Brenda

  3. I really love your card! I love the shimmer from those paints, but years ago I bought tons of Radiant Pearls which now sit unused. They don’t have the same properties, but you’ve inspired me to try & use them for something. Wishing you a successful surgery!

  4. Hi Linda,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    oh how cute is this wonderful scene, and a very super design.
    Love it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. What a delightful Christmas card Linda! I love it! Thank you so much for your painting technique detail too! I have a lot of twinks and need to use them! This encourages me to get to work! lol TFS!

  6. Thanks you for the suggestions about using Twinkling H2O’s. I am never sure how to use them!

    I think I even posted that card I showed a couple of weeks ago was twinkling H2o’s when I was some heavier, pearlescent, creamy textured stuff! Just shows I need to make notes when I take a class and then blog the card a couple of years later…MUST bring post it notes!

    Your card is so sweet and adorable. I love the soft look of the colours and the adorable reindeer image. You have done a great job creating a scene and I like the finished result!

    Thanks for being on my design team. You are always so organized and dedicated!

  7. An adorable Christmas card Linda and you always do such a great job coluring with your Twinklies, I really should remember to use mine more often.

    B x

  8. I LOVE your sweet reindeer and awesome painting! Thanks for the tips on the H2os. I have some and have never opened them. I need to give them a try. You have inspired me!

  9. Your card is just adorable, and thanks for the tips on the twinks! Now I know why my lids are always glued shut tightly whenever I go to use them! Hah! Best wishes on your upcoming surgery too

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