JM (Jennifer McGuire) has been on a roll lately. Actually, I think she is always on a roll, but she has been inspiring me with her recent videos to convert her technique from using metal dies to using my Silhouette. I am CASEing JM Wrapped Watercolor using my Silhouette. Here is the video that inspired me.
I used the same wrapped watercolor technique that Jennifer used. When I went to the Hero Arts site the stamp set that JM used was no longer available. 🙁 But then a light bulb went off – I can use my Silhouette Cameo. I went to the Silhouettedesignstore.com and did a search on safari. I found several silhouette cut outs that were similar to those that Jennifer McGuire used. I bought them, resized them and cut them out.
Here are the cards that I made using my Silhouette and the JM Wrapped Watercolor technique.
Wrapped Watercolor Card Recipe
Starting with watercolor paper and Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colors, 36-Color Set(affliaite link at no cost to you), I put down multiple stripes of color using Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Purple and Turquoise. Plastic wrap was placed on top of the wet watercolor and left until it dried completely. Two things that I didn’t pick up from JM’s video – make sure the paint is wet. If the paint is dry or drying, spritz with water and then place the plastic wrap on top. If it is dry, the technique doesn’t really work to it’s full potential. Second thing is make sure the plastic wrap is very crinkled in order to get the best results. The more wrinkles in the plastic wrap the more variation you will have in your background.
Lawn Fawn had some cute sentiments fitting for these safari cards.
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